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"As a kid, the adults around me showed me and told me how much they loved me, but they were not going to go back and forth with me on certain issues because they needed me to trust that they knew best, and I started to hear myself echoing the same sentiments to my kids." This observation really sticks out to me. I think so much of parenting/teaching philosophy in white, progressive contexts is about a lack of hierarchy, and sometimes I find that freeing, and sometimes I find it a bit ridiculous. Wisdom can be found in the young, of course, but age does bring a knowing that should be revered and designed around IMHO.

Also did you hear the Integrated Schools podcast episode of Gloria Ladson-Billings and her daughter? Pure intergenerational delight.

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