Parent, Family and Caregiver Resources

  • For Parents, Families, and Caregivers

What children learn from their parents, family members and caregivers lasts a lifetime. From an early age and throughout their childhood, children learn from the adults who are central to their everyday lives. The values, principles and learning opportunities that are conveyed through modeling, exposure and action are critical. Therefore, it is important to create a home life that recognizes the diversity of our world, addresses bullying, opposes bias, and in small and large ways, challenges those injustices.

Below are strategies, tips, guiding principles and resources to help parents, family members and caregivers impart those values and principles to the children in their lives.

Table Talk: Family Conversations About Current Events

Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events provides parents and family members with the tools they need to engage in conversations about important news stories and societal and world events. Each guide includes a topic summary, discussion questions, ideas for taking action and addtional resources.

Go to Table Talk.

Anti-Bias Tools and Strategies

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Children's Literature

Books Matter: The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice is ADL's online bibliography of recommended children's books about bias, bullying, diversity and social justice. The directory of over 600 books represents the best anti-bias and multicultural literature for parents and educators. Book of the Month includes discussion questions and learning activities.

Go to Books Matter.

Each Book of the Month now includes a Parent/Family Discussion Guide written especially for parents and family members. Each guide includes a summary of the book, conversation starters, talking points and additional resources.

Recent Book of the Month Parent/Family Discussion Guides:

Rosalind's Classroom Conversations

A monthly resource written by Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author and bullying prevention specialist, featuring essays on bullying, current events and the social and emotional development of children. 

Sample essays:

Go to Rosalind's Classroom Conversations.

The Question Corner

A collection of answers to frequently asked questions about anti-bias issues faced by family members and early childhood professionals interested in promoting respect for diversity among young children.

Sample questions:

Go to The Question Corner.