My boyfriend’s son is 4, and rapidly approaching 5 years old. His awareness of the relationships of people around him is growing at a rate that is occasionally startling to those of us caring for him. He is surrounded by adults who love him, which is wonderful – but we still need to figure out how to talk about the nature of our relationships as he grows up.
I’d like to find books and resources for us adults to consider about raising children in non-traditional families (poly, queer) and ways of imparting our values to him (reason, feminism, sex positivity, non-violence). I would also like to find books to give him as he begins learning to read that display these kinds of family structures and values.
What resources do you find valuable for kids or those raising kids? How have you helped a child to become more accepting or more scientific? Do you have any books, blogs, podcasts, television shows, or movies to recommend?