Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. In 1978, presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987. Through the centuries, many courageous women have stepped forward to fight inequality and to champion causes for the benefit of society. The effort by women to bring about change has allowed future generations of women to have many more freedoms. Women’s History Month is in March and honours these women.
As parents/caregivers, we have the responsibility to raise strong, resilient girls and boys who respect them. How children behave and react to situations comes largely from how they are raised and the environment in which they were raised in. What children see or hear in their own home has an enormous impact on how they feel they should treat others. It is our duty as parents to be positive role models and to ensure that our children understand the importance of being honorable and respectful towards others.
The more that girls believe that they are equal to boys then they will not feel inferior. The more that boys understand that they are not superior to girls, then they will treat girls with respect. In the end, both girls are boys duly respect one another and value each others opinion regardless of the subject.
Resource – www.history.com, www.daysoftheyear.com
AMO is a proud writer for North Fulton Family Life publications. This article can be found in the March 2018 issue. All opinions are my own.