Talking with our Kids About Privilege

I’m definitely dating myself with this one… but here goes.

If you are a child of the 70’s you remember this from your childhood, it’s from Free to Be You And Me (I vaguely remember listening to the record as a kid.). It is a cartoon called “Ladies First”.

Ladies First: A Great Illustration of Privilege

Ladies First: This cartoon serves as a wonderful illustration of privilege.

I’m planning to show it to my girls and ask:

      • Who does the little girl in the story remind you of?
      • Why do the other children allow her to behave this way?
      • How does privilege benefit and hurt those who DON’T have it?
      • How does privilege benefit and hurt those who HAVE it?

What do you think? How do you talk to your children about the concept of privilege? Do you have any examples or other stories to share?

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