Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World

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6.33 X 9.28 X 0.99 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Traci Baxley is a professor, consultant, parenting coach, speaker, mother to five bi-racial children, and the creator of Social Justice Parenting. An educator for over 30 years with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum and instruction, she specializes in diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education. She lives with her husband and children in Boca Raton, FL.


"Replete with excellent examples and advice that can help parents raise children with a healthy self-image and regard for the welfare of others." -- Jane E. Brody, the New York Times

"With divisiveness ever widening in our country, reasonable parents want to raise humans who will build a better America. Mother of five and educator Traci Baxley boldly steps into the breach with advice that is frank, relatable, and right on time. This is the parenting road map our ailing country needs." -- Julie Lythcott-Haims, bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult and Real American

"Baxley shines in her ability to be encouraging without being judgmental. . . .This hopeful guide inspires." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Social Justice Parenting offers guidance and grace for parents who want to teach their children how to create a fair and inclusive world. Whether your family is ready to take baby steps or big steps, Traci Baxley explains how to approach tough topics in a way that is both empowering and reassuring." -- Diane Debrovner, Deputy Editor, Parents Magazine

"Social Justice Parenting is a timely resource for parents, teachers, counselors, and all who care about children's feelings, their character, and their future. In particular, Dr. Baxley's guidance on talking to kids about sexual assault is breathtakingly smart and sensible. Candid, deep, warm, and practical--this volume is a treasure." -- Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Voice Lessons for Parents

"Dr. Traci Baxley's deep understanding of development shines through in her step-by-step approach to raising compassionate, socially conscious children. Social Justice Parenting explains how parents can use their daily choices to lay the groundwork for true anti-racism and justice mindedness. This wise, informed, and relatable book is a must-read for anyone who cares about children and social justice - which should be everyone!"

-- Lisa Damour, PhD, author of Untangled and Under Pressure

"This book is not just for parents, but for anyone who hopes future generations live in a more inclusive, just, and equitable world. Traci writes with great heart, but also with clarity and honesty about the difficulties involved in helping kids understand racism. She does not just bring a fresh understanding of how systemic racism affects children, but practical advice for guiding children to make the right decisions. I'd recommend this book to anyone, whether they have kids or not." -- Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist and author of We Need to Talk, Do Nothing, and Speaking of Race

"This book is for parents who want to discuss racial, social, and economic inequities with their young children in a healthy and beneficial way. . . . Baxley's meaty book is sure to provoke thought and positive dialogue; a must-read." -- Library Journal (starred review)