Family-friendly organizing is methods of collective action that acknowledge the importance of children and their guardians to our communities and accommodate their needs. Family-friendly organizing sees children not as an obstacle to be overcome but important members of our community.
It starts at the beginning
Family-friendly organizing doesn't include childcare as an afterthought; it makes the needs of children and families central to the organizing of events. Children aren't miniature adults; they are whole human beings with their own unique needs -- and these needs affect everything from where your event takes place to how long your event lasts to how much your event costs.
It knows kids need to be safe
Children need supervision to help them avoid dangerous activities and mediate disputes, but safety also means meeting their needs: access to food & drink, and access to their guardians. Trusted adults are crucial to children's emotional well-being, and events that require children be separated from their guardians for more than two hours can cause them distress.