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Teach Your Child About Equality vs Equity With One Picture

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“Equity” and “equality” might sound the same, but the ideas are actually very different. As we do the work of making sure our kids grow up socially conscious and inclusive, knowing the difference between the two is incredibly important.

We’ve made teaching this critical lesson really easy—using one picture and our simple script, your kids will be in the know in no time. Click through the images below to find out what to say, plus questions to ask and a quick activity to really get your kids thinking.


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The former Content Director at Parenting, parenting.com and several other brands, Ana Connery is a writer and content strategist whose work appears in USA Today, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, Cafe Mom/The Stir, Momtastic, and others.