I took my four-year-old granddaughter, Evelyn, to an indoor playground. A little African-American girl, Amani, who was a few years older, invited her to play with her and they became fast friends. Amani held Evelyn’s hand, guiding Evelyn to the different play areas, taking turns, and sharing prizes they won at the games. Evelyn’s preschool report a few days earlier said she could sometimes be a little bossy, so Amani served as a positive role model for her. I ran into another mom I hadn’t seen for a while and started chatting, losing site of Evelyn and Amani. (There was no safety... (Read More ...)