According to Wikipedia, tolerance is an objective and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, or religion differ from one's own. Tolerance and acceptance, however, are not really the same, and it is important children are able to learn the difference. Acceptance goes beyond tolerance and moves toward understanding. Acceptance is based on mutual respect and a willingness to share their life's journey with others. Children develop the ability to accept others as they grow to understand other cultures and beliefs.