“Courage” – Being a People of Courage


Building Courage in Kids – How to Teach Kids to Be Brave http://www.heysigmund.com/building-courage-in-kids/

Fears and Children – strategies http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=141&id=1612

And How are the Children?  http://www.uua.org/worship/words/reading/and-how-are-the-children

Four Powerful  Ways To Raise Courageous  Children in 2017 https://www.courageworks.com/2017/01/four-powerful-ways-raise-courageous-children

UU Views of Prayer  http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-do/spirituality/prayer

Courage and Keepin’ On Video – The Good Dinosaur: A dinosaur with a good heart who learns the meaning of courage on his way home.


Courage to be yourself – Transgender documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yNIhlkmycU


Book Suggestions

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

by Ellen Levine  (Author), Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)


Henry’s Freedom Box tells the true story of Henry, a young boy who grows into a man under the harsh conditions of slavery, all the time yearning to be free. After he is separated from his family for the second time (once as a son, once as a father), Henry comes up with the idea of mailing himself to freedom in the north.



by Bernard Waber



Peep!: A Little Book About Taking a Leap

by Maria van Lieshout


Invite children to act this one out with you, as chicks!


Mirette on the High Wire

by Emily Arnold McCully


Lay a rope on the floor and pretend to balance on it while telling this story.


Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Jeannette Winters


YouTube video of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40oXJCogrIg

“Welcome” – Being a People of Welcome

from Tapestry of Faith, Signs of Our Faith

Your Five-Year-Old is already Racially Biased and What You Can Do About It

Helping our children be more welcoming and interculturally competent.

7 Tips for White Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Police Murders of Black People

Welcoming and talking about hard truths.

Raising Children to Be Interfaith Ambassadors

by Michelle Richards

A Candid Welcome; Top 10 Reasons You May Not Feel Comfortable and Welcome in a UU Congregation

A list of welcoming and unwelcoming beliefs from a UU perspective. Helps parents engage their children in the question, Is UUism about believing anything you want?

“How Tonglen helps Children Handle Pain”

Helping children welcome the hard times

The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

by Dr. Lisa Miller

Welcoming spirituality to childhood!


Book Suggestions

The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Mr. Plumbean celebrates self-expression and creativity in this favorite story of a neighborhood and welcoming differences.


The Golden Rule by Irene Cooper

Everybody knows the Golden Rule, but what if people really followed it? A grandfather explains its power to his grandson.


Sitti’s Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye

An American girl visits her grandmother in Palestine and wishes the world were more welcoming to differences.


Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her.


It’s OK to be Different by Todd Parr

It’s Okay to be Different is designed to enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and diversity, and promote character growth.


The Peace Book by Todd Parr

Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance.

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena; pictures by Christian Robinson

●        Children take a real bus trip with Matt de la Pena reading his book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4irkUDbaIA
●        Listen to the illustrator describe how children need to see themselves in picture books to be welcoming of all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwnvmyCIFtg