Nicholas and I went to the NYC Nurse In Monday, and now I am hooked. What activism do you do with your small ones? I would love info on resources, causes, including little ones in activism, whatever you've got- let me have it!
I took my girls to NYC too, my 5 yr old has been scribbling "letters" while saying aloud, "We like bf in public, if you don't, then don't look." So cute!! She is such the little activist! I think it's great that we're showing them how strong their voices can be, but a little part of me wonders if I'm exposing them to the "darkside" of things....I'm wondering if their lives should be more carefree - I don't know, I go back & forth.
I guess when it comes down to it, I'd rather raise an "aware" human being than someone with the "ignorance is bliss" mentality.
We are trying to fight a new Wal-Mart Supercenter here. I take DS#1 to town meetings. We sit in the back so I can explain to him what is going on without being disruptive. He has written a letter to the planning commission, in his own words, explaining his opinion.
When he is a little older, I am going to teach him how to write a Letter to the Editor in the local newspaper.
I would take him to a nurse-in as well, but there haven't been any in our area.
when DD was in 6 grade, we stopped buying Proctor & Gamble products b/c of the heinous animal testing they do.
So, armed with out P & G product list, we'd go shopping.
Well, she started posting the list in all her classes & passing out the info to all her friends.
DD actually got all her friends to switch beauty products. etc.
We do not support anything that involves animal testing, vivesection, etc.
I brought my two sons to a rally to protest Bush during the election and also brought them to see Jon Edwards speak. It was alot of fun and I felt I was teaching a very valuable lesson, to stick up for your beliefs!!
We make sure to stay away from anything non-peaceful or threatening. Sometimes there are those who are "in your face" whether they are for or against what we are there for. I make sure we act respectfully and are away from any situation that seems uncomfortable.