Most children today will not know who Martin Luther King Jr. was…..

until they are in 4th or 5th grade.

This is a total assumption, but I think it may be a pretty well-grounded one.  Unless parents today take time out to sit their child down and explain who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was, most children probably won’t know until they bring it up in school.

It would be hard to explain.. a man who fought for freedom and rights for all people, a man who was a preacher with the title of Doctor, and a man who was put in jail for speaking what he believed was right.

It is hard to explain anything that complex to a young child, but the one way children can begin to know who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was, is through parents who express love for the child no matter what the situation.

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Giving children a dream that no matter what situation they are living in at that moment that they will be able to achieve whatever they put their mind to, is sometimes a difficult task.  The stresses of everyday life can wear on any parent and make it easy to dampen the aspirations of children.

Reflecting on MLK Day, many inspirational quotes are spread throughout the online world — quotes that help you get going and keep you moving toward YOUR dream.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Do you have a favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quote?
How do you try to give inspiration to young children in the community?

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