SEATTLE — In "All Families Invited" the main character, Annabel, seeks to make her schools father-daughter dance more inclusive of different family structures. She experiences push-back when people hear about her suggestion, but that doesn't stop her. Kathleen Goodman wrote "All Families Invited" to demonstrate why we need to be more inclusive in the way we talk about families.
Around 50% of high school seniors surveyed in 2016 don't live in a traditional two birth-parent household, and many students find their family structure isolates them from their peers when it's different than the norm. Goodman, a family counselor for over 10 years, believes its time to start normalizing all types of families, no matter who they consist of.
Goodman joins New Day Northwest to talk about her new children's book and how we can be more inclusive to every type of family in our own lives.