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12 Responses to The Difference Is Me — Living as the Rainbow Generation

  1. Lauren  

    The end of your post really made me smile. I love how you’re raising your children to embrace the differences and learn how unique we are. I can imagine how being the odd-one-out can be very isolating at times, but it sounds like you have a very grounded perspective.

  2. Dionna  

    If we could all be this balanced and tolerant, I think there would be a lot more love in this world 🙂

  3. Meegs

    You have a gorgeous family, and a great worldview!

  4. dona  

    Wow, 3 and 5 seems so early to tackle questions about religion! I have a two-year-old so I’d better get prepared. I’m going to check out the Parenting Beyond Belief book you mentioned. Thank you!

    • Terri  

      Yes I thought I had a few more years too! But living in such an overtly religious place definitely bought it to the forefront early. My kids are still a little confused by it all but we all learn more each day. The PBB book is fab…they also have a You Tube channel with 5 great introductory videos on the importance of raising ‘religiously literate’ kids and freethinking approaches http://www.youtube.com/user/PBBChannel/videos

  5. Momma Jorje  

    Great post! I especially enjoyed the pop star comparison. heheh

  6. Stephanie @ InCultureParent  

    Loved your post and I got interested in some of the resources you shared too. Thanks for the book rec for kids- it is definitely one I will share with my kids as we read many books about diversity but have yet to read one about kids who homeschool or unschool. I must say, even though as you say living on an island is small and has some disadvantages, it sounds a bit like paradise to me- love the first pic you posted!

    • Terri  

      It is definitely paradise most of the time. Just last week we were at the river for 5 hours surrounded by nothing but mountains and trees and my children and their friend started singing their own song about ‘this is paradise!’

      Hope you enjoy the homeschool book too – it’s not a rollercoaster adventure of a story but it really helped my kids see our choices as valid. At one point they kept saying ‘when we are older we will go to school’ I haven’t heard them say that since we read the book!

  7. Deb @ Living Montessori Now  

    Lovely post! It’s wonderful that you’re raising your children to be so open and accepting of both themselves and others.

  8. Destany Fenton

    I really love reading about peoples journeys who are so apart from my own. Living in Dominica sounds so fascinating and different, and yet you face many of the same issues when it comes to diversity.
    I really relate to what you said particularly on the score of religion. It is important to allow for acceptance and tolerance of others beliefs while we hold to our own. And I love that you put so much effort into how you approached the issue with your kids.
    Wonderful post!