As a parent with tons of responsibilities, how are you supposed to find the time to protest injustice while still making sure your progeny are well cared for and thriving? Well, the simple answer is that you can’t be out there on the front lines protesting day after day.
But you can make an impact on the future by raising your children to be aware and prepared to stand up for themselves and others.
With the National Park Service being in the news lately for finding a way to tweet around President Trump’s recent gag order, and with H.R.621, the recently introduced bill to sell off federal lands, it was hard for me not to review the book: The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
Aimed for 1st-3rd graders, this book tells the story of what inspired Theodore Roosevelt to protect America’s wilderness.
When being a parent prevents you from being the change in the world, what can you do?
Tonight, we debated whether or not to go to the protest against the Muslim Ban at O’Hare Airport. Our family feels very strongly about being part of this great social movement to oppose President Trump, but my children are a bit trepidatious when it comes to protests.