Anti Racist Parenting is a Part of Gentle Parenting

A big part of Gentle Parenting is to teach children how to empathize with others, question why we do things in certain ways, and to stand up for what’s right.

We don’t want children who just blindly follow the status quo, we want children who can work together to change the future of the world. This means, especially as white parents (who I wish to address here as I am also one), that we need to teach children to recognize injustice and to protect them from the racist perspectives they can be taught by society.

White parents – your Gentle Parenting approach should also be Anti-Racist Parenting to say it’s really Gentle Parenting.

On this website, there is absolutely zero tolerance for racism – overt and covert. I myself am willing to be called into accountability if I ever say or do anything that is considered racist and will take it to heart to continue to do better. I wish for this space to be a safe place for everyone.

If you’ve never considered Anti-Racist Parenting before there are amazing people doing this work – teaching about anti-racism and about anti-racism specifically how to pertains to parenting.

I am in no way qualified to teach anyone, anything on anti-racism, so I want to leave you with resources you can check out to equip you to incorporate anti-racism into your parenting.

Some of the resources are meant for kids, but the vast majority are for us parents, for our own understanding. Some of what these amazing people say might upset or trigger you especially if you are white and have not been exposed to the truth about racism before, but I urge you not to attack or invalidate them, but rather sit with it and ask yourself why what they’re saying bothers you so much.

* Resources marked with an asterisk indicates that the resources comes from a Christian perspective.

Anti-Racism Resources

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Books to Read to Equip Yourself in Anti Racism/Unpacking Bias Before Teaching Your Kids

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

I’m Still Here

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

The Anti-racist Kid: Parents Guide on Teaching Children Respect for Color and Race

White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America

*Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation

*The Colour of Compromise

*Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

So You Want to Talk About Race

*The Cross and the Lynching Tree


Seeing White Fragility 

Dear White People by @readlikearockstar

*“Upward” by @ohhappydani

Is Quebec Society Racist?

Hair Love

What non-Indigenous Canadians need to know

An Indigenous Journey to Leadership | Eddy Robinson | TEDxStMaryCSSchool 

Check Your Privilege 

Why Indigenous children are overrepresented in Canada’s foster care system

Indigenous Health in Canada

What is reconciliation? Indigenous educators have their say

How to change systematic racism in Canada

Racism in Canada

Indigenous Knowledge to Close Gaps in Indigenous Health


*Pass the Mic

*Melanated Faith

*Truth’s Table

Code Switch

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

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Overt vs Covert White Supremacy 

How to be an ally

10 steps to non-optical allyship

8 lessons about racism that were helpful to me as a white person

Quote “Just because you did something wrong in the past…”

Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race?

A Guide to White Privilege 

Structural Racism vs Individual Racism

Quote “Justice is not a trend…:”

Intellectualizing Racism

Performative Activism


Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

Racial Equity Tools

*The Witness

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege

10 Ways White People Can Stop Annoying People of Color on Social Media

The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice

Dear white people, wake up: Canada is racist

23 historical black Canadians you should know

Black Canadian Heroes Who Have Paved The Way For Future Generations

8 Inclusive Shows for the Whole Family to Watch

*Theological Works by Black Theologians, Pastors and Scholars

23 YA Books by Black Authors


The 13th (Netflix) Watch Trailer

Explained: “The Racial Wealth Gap” (Netflix)

I Am Not Your Negro Watch Trailer

Fruitvale Station Watch Trailer

American Son (Netflix) Watch Trailer

When They See Us (Series, Netflix) Watch Trailer

There’s a massive free catalogue of Indigenous films online

Kids Books to Address Racism

Say Something

Be Kind

All Are Welcome

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

When We Were Alone

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice

Anti-Racist Baby

I Am Enough

A Kids Book About Racism

Kids Books with Racial Diversity:

The Supadupa Kid

Mary Had a Little Glam

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey


Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

When the Cousins Came


He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands 

Last Stop on Market Street

Diwali (Celebrate the World) 

Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Hair Love

Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader’s Edition

We’re All Wonders

The Name Jar 

Mixed Me!

The Word Collector 

The Princess and the Pea

Full, Full, Full of Love 

Please, Baby, Please Board book

Sweetest Kulu

The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

Owls See Clearly at Night

Coyote Tales

A Promise Is a Promise

*The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible

*The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

*The Jesus Storybook Bible A Christmas Collection: Stories, songs, and reflections for the Advent season

*Found: Psalm 23

*Bible Storybook from The Bible App for Kids

*A Very Happy Easter

*When God Made Light 

*When God Made You

*Children of Color Storybook Bible

*The Garden Curtain And The Cross

*When I Pray for You


Understanding Cultural Appropriation

See Color Poster by @readlikearockstar

Classroom Posters by @readlikearockstar

A White Families Guide to Talking About Racism by @readlikearockstar and @apron_education

Expressive Writing Prompts to Use If You’ve Been Accused of White Fragility, Spiritual Bypass or White Privilege

Racism in Canada Timeline

Native Lands: An Interactive Map Reveals the Indigenous Lands 

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