June is Pride Month, also known as the month that we celebrate the glorious diversity of love and humankind in general.
For adults, it's a little easier to celebrate - we can show solidarity by wearing rainbow pins, jewelry, and other rainbow touches, go to the parades, give to charities, and pretty much anything else we want.
But for kids, it's a little different. Whether or not your family has a more personal connection to the LGBTQ+ community or not, it can be a good idea to to talk to them about Pride Month, why it is celebrated, and depending on their ages, even what all the rainbows mean!
How To Celebrate Pride Month With Your Kids
It can all start with a conversation about the LGBTQ+ community, their history, and what it all means, if your kid is old enough to be asking questions. No need to go into more detail than that.
Kids with a more personal connection to the cause (friends or relatives who are part of the community, or perhaps older kids who are starting to question themselves) could visit a pride parade (most of them are fairly tame, at least during the earlier parts of the celebration). Donating to nonprofits and other organizations that support the community is a great idea as well!
Always Be Up For A Discussion
Being able to talk to your kids about these issues in somewhat objective or reasonable manner no matter what you personally is a sign of great parenting. Even if you have religious objections to various aspects of this world and the legislation surrounding, having an honest, open, and non-inflammatory conversation around the subjects will go a long way towards raising your kids to be thoughtful adults who understand the world around them.
Wear A Rainbow With Solidarity And Pride
Regardless of your connection to the LGBTQ+ community, this is the month to wear a rainbow with pride. After all, everyone deserves the same rights and same human dignity, and showing support for a marginalized community and their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the most positive thing that you can do.