The months of May and June bring Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations, which can be emotional for various reasons.
If kids have lost a mother, or even an adult losing one of theirs, these vacations can be especially difficult. But does that mean that schools shouldn’t even help the children celebrate those vacations so that nobody feels excluded?
That’s the question being raised after this letter is delivered to parents in the Mission School District in British Columbia, Canada.
It was sent out to Grade 1 and 2 students notifying parents that their kids will not be constructing Mothers and Fathers Day gifts at school this year to be more inclusive of, and fostering, students who are part of non-traditional families.
Global News shared the letter on their page, and more than 3,800 people left comments in the discussion.