Before there was Women's History Month there was Women's History Week, which started as an extension of International Women's Day. Celebrated on March 8 each year, this holiday is a great opportunity to share the accomplishments of women and explain women's rights to your kids. But getting down to the core of this good stuff isn't just for girls — spreading the word to young men is equally as important. As you're conversing with your kiddos this March 8, consider the things to teach your son on International Women's Day that will have the biggest impact.
Hopefully, your son's school will do their part during the month of March to share stories of women who've made an impact of society. But you can't rely completely on that to educate your little guy on this topic. Honoring this day means exploring all the different and meaningful pieces of the women's movement. Most importantly, this is an opportunity to show your son how he fits in, can make a difference, and affect change. You don't need a formal curriculum to provide an excellent lesson. You just need to speak from your heart about what you want your son to know about International Women's Day.