There is variety in every living thing, and our brains can sort and distinguish among these differences very early on. Children can, and do, sort by race at a very young age. Studies show that children show familiarity with their own race consistently by 6 months of age (Katz & Kofkin, 1997). By the age of 2, toddlers attribute people’s behaviors to their racial categories (Hirschfeld, 2008).
Class tackles difficult ‘birds and the bees’ conversations with kids
CFRC Column, by Jamie Wiener, Executive Director Someone in my house has started storming off mid-conversation and slamming doors. We live in a hundred-year-old house so at any given point,