According to Buddhism, the antidote for aggression is patience. Patience is not based on gritting our teeth and stubbornly waiting for the day when all this will somehow be over. It is more about softening our hard attitude and loosening our tight agenda whenever we notice them.
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
Is it that effing hard to teach your kids that girls and boys can like what they want to like regardless of gender? That way your rude daughter doesn’t ask my awesome daughter if she’s a boy because she’s wearing her Ninja Turtle shirt. Thank God we teach our kids right and Cece didn’t get upset by it.
Chauffeuring your daughter and her friends around gives you an opportunity to overhear a lot of juicy teen gossip. One day I heard them complaining about the middle-school dress code. I couldn’t help myself and broke the invisible driving-parent wall to ask a few questions. What I heard enraged…
Awesome example of parental engagement and student activism.