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How Do I Talk to My Kids about the Importance of Both Women and Men?
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“How Do I Talk to My Kids about the Importance of Both Women and Men?” Liahona, September 2020

How Do I Talk to My Kids about the Importance of Both Women and Men?

Young Adults

Illustrations by Katie Payne

5 Truths to Talk about

  • Each one of us is a child “of heavenly parents.” That truth reminds us that both women and men are an important part of the plan of happiness. How would the world be a better place if all men and women, girls and boys, respected each other as equally valuable and needed?

  • Both women and men have a “divine destiny.” This means that both boys and girls have the chance to live in a perfect heavenly home someday. What are some good choices that will help you reach your divine destiny?

  • Wives and husbands should “love and care for each other.” What are some ways you can practice loving and caring for others?

  • Fathers and mothers may help their families in different ways, but they should work together “as equal partners.” When have you seen men and women work together in unity on something important?

  • Parents should raise their children “in love and righteousness.” What are some good things you’ve learned from a mother, grandmother, or other woman? What are some good things you’ve learned from a father, grandfather, or other man?

4 Activity Ideas

  • Find different tools that work together to do something. For example, a knife and fork are very different, but both can help you eat a meal. Men and women are different, but they are both important. And when they work together, they can do amazing things.

  • Color the pages in the Friend magazine this month that show the women and men who help lead the Church.

  • Make a goal to help your family show more respect and kindness to both women and men.

  • Think of someone who doesn’t know that they are important and loved. How can you help them understand that they are a beloved child of heavenly parents?