My four-year-old daughter is asking questions about colonial history. How do I respond in an age-appropriate way?

Sisonke Msimang | August 24, 2023

In her latest Guardian Column, New Voices Fellow Sisonke Msimang highlights the importance of talking to children from an early age about history, race, and colonialism.

In a powerful message to parents tackling how to have this difficult conversation, she notes that “the truth is that by the time they turn five, children of all races have already absorbed a frightening amount of racial bias” and acknowledging our hard histories is essential to show “that wisdom comes not from avoiding the past, but by confronting it.”


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