…parents from different social classes teach their children different lessons about interacting with institutions. …parents help to perpetuate inequalities not only through what they do for their children, such as equipping them with different resources or opportunities, but also through what they teach children to do for themselves. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Add to your character sketch. How did your protagonist’s parents teach social interaction and how does that affect your protagonist in your story? (Click through and read the entire article to learn how social class affects what parents teach children.)

Journaling Prompt: What is the most valuable lesson your parents taught you?

Art Prompt: Parent teaching Child

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the essential lessons that parents must teach their children.

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