I have no issue with my personal children celebrating Valentine's Day, which seems largely cultural. But I do have an issue with parents needing to pick up their children for "Holiday Parties." As Hindus we do not celebrate "the holidays" of Christmas, Kwanza or Chaunnaka. My children attend those parties because my husband and I want our children to seek the good in all. We sponsor a Diwali party. I feel very sorry for children that are sent home and their teachers do not see how badly that affects children. Now that I know some children are excluded I will endevor to have an alternate activity at my house with my children and their peers during these parties.
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