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For children of LGBTQ parents and other types of non-traditional families, typical Mother's Day activities in classrooms and daycare can feel isolating.   It's estimated that between 2 million and 3.7 million children under age 18 have an LGBTQ parent, and approximately 200,000 of them are being raised by a same-sex couple. These children can often feel left out out of Mother's Day festivities at their schools

There are also many blended, foster and grandparent-led families and homes where other loving people have stepped into mothering roles who often go unacknowledged.

For tips on making Mother’s Day feel more inclusive read this article in Fortune magazine here.

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Media contact
Lacey Siegel
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937

Key Takeaways


Mother’s Day is a reminder that the best way to know what people need is to ask them.


Inclusion can live in big programs and small gestures — and it’s usually quiet moments like this that stick with you the most


Help children focus on what they have, not what they don’t have, by looking at the range of caring adults in their lives.

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