6 Ways to Raise a Tolerant Kid

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Read Diverse Literature

There is a wealth of children's literature that addresses multicultural and tolerance themes, and reading a book is the great way to walk a mile in someone else's shoes. For the younger kids, try Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most, or The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss. Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream by Crystal Hubbard or William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow are good choices for slightly older kids. Use these books as springboards for conversation, discussing the characters, art, and other customs that are presented.