Here are some tips on how to teach children to accept diversity.
● We should start simply with the explanation that we all are unique. We should do it at an early age using simple sentences: someone likes ice cream, someone likes pizza, someone loves to play football, and someone else - to play the guitar. It is worth talking about these things especially when a child feels the need or asks you about someone’s differences. For example, a child sees that there are families with a father and a mother, and there are those that have only a mother or a mother and a grandmother. If a child asks, we tell him, "Families are different.’’ Do not forget to acquaint children with different cultures, religions, traditions.
● We should pay particular attention to self-acceptance. Only a person who fully respects his features, strengths, and weaknesses can accept the surrounding people. You need to show care, respect, and love to yourself - teach this your child.
● Try to provide your child with the experience of communicating with different groups of people. Travel, clubs, charity programs are always interesting and useful.
● Explain children we cannot tolerate the behavior of people who insult, disrespect, humiliate or beat someone. We can not allow disrespect for ourselves or support the humiliation of others.