Happy [Martin Luther King Jr.]/[Civil Rights]/[Human Rights] Day!

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I am not even sure what this day is supposed to be called anymore. The latest that I have seen is “Human Rights Day.” I was feeling annoyed that the day has been changed from Martin Luther King Jr. Day (though I have a calendar that has that as the name for the day), but I suppose he was the sort of man who would be happy to have people focusing on civil rights or human rights and not him. I would hate to ever see us forgetting his contribution, however. Speaking of that, if you haven’t seen the movie Selma, you should definitely put that on your list.

I hope you have a nice day off today–hopefully you have a day off. My kids do but my husband doesn’t. Take time to share with your children the reason for this holiday. If you aren’t in the US, happy Monday :). And any day is a good day to reflect on and talk about human rights. 

For some ideas for teaching your kids, check out my Learning Ideas board. If you search Pinterest for more ideas, you will find a ton!

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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