Positive Parenting: Identifying Social Classes & Differences

Rich, poor, or middle class, parents often believe it’s their responsibility to shield their children from these economic differences and social classes.

New research shows children as young as 5-years-old are not economically blind and in this Positive Parenting, these kids have some thoughts on what to do about it.

Dr. Rashmita Mistry said, “So thinking about education and occupations and income and wealth. We think if we don’t draw attention to it, then maybe kids won’t think that it’s important. In fact, what we know is it’s the opposite.”

Mistry is working with teachers to develop a curriculum to help children understand why there are differences.

The belief is that when children view poverty and inequality as unfair, they will work to make changes.

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