Arianne and Theodore Richards
Arianne and Theodore Richards are parents of three girls. They homeschool their two youngest, and their eldest began at a new school during the pandemic.
I think sometimes in school, you're taught most of the day that it's your job to worry about yourself, your grades, your this, your that, rather than think about your role in a community and taking care of each other. So to me, that's the most important thing that we can teach our children. Like how to love and how to be loved.”
Stability and love. I mean, stability is broad. Stability of where you go to school. Stability of knowing that you've got somewhere to lay your head at night. Knowing that you're going to get a meal. The stability in knowing that your family loves you. That we are going to have your back. So I think, for me, and the feeling of feeling safe. There were times in my childhood where I didn't feel safe, even at school. And I know that they feel safe. So actually, it's probably them feeling safe more than it is stability now that I'm saying it. But it's important. I'm happy and I love that they feel safe.”
Header photo is from The Glimmerglass Festival production of Blue (Karli Cadel).
Thoughts on Parenthood photos provided by program participants.