My son is a young adolescent. We have a relationship where he will talk with us about everything from steampunk to friends of friends that are cutting themselves. He has joined the social Kony2012 revolution. I am comfortable handing him NotForSale and reading and discussing it together.
My daughters are 9 and 7. They talk with us. But I don't think they are ready for the FullPicture. But we aren't putting off our involvement until they are older. They know we are 'working' to help provide a safe home for women who have been rescued from slavery.
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One chapter shared how Harriet Tubman realized that if she cried out when she was beaten even if it didn't hurt, that the beating would be less severe. And at times HT padded herself with pillows. From that chapter, we prayed for the slaves that were being beaten, that God would protect them and pad them with His Love And that they would be free soon.
Studying our history to change our future. Praying the lives and courage of previous abolitionists forward to those who are battling today. An appropriate way to begin the discussion with elementary aged children - brought to you by an elementary aged Freedom Fighter.
Emily is a Board member of Amirah. She homeschools three children in Maine and has pursued Adventure with Marc for 18 years. She loves coffee and feels especially pleased that she can keep up with her 12yo son's Algebra work.