Intergenerational Conversations

Young children are sometimes seen as rebellious and older adults seen as set in their ways. Yet, we can see that children have a humane and innate sense of justice and can show us where to go with conversations about important issues. After all, children of all ages are not immune from society’s hard conversations, overhearing opinions of adults, being bombarded from media blasting from every corner of their daily environment, and partaking online social networks. And children regularly make frank commentaries that can awe their adult listeners, causing their adult listeners to stop and remark to themselves or to others around them, “out of the mouths of babes.” Restorative literacies can build relationships between the young and young at heart through multiple forms of literacies. 

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