Author Archives: Deborah H. Johnson

Children may be making assumptions about culture in your child's classroom

Responding to Assumptions About Culture

Responding to Assumptions About Culture

Children at my daughter's school assume she speaks Spanish, even though she was raised in an English-speaking family. What can we do?

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Korean couple preparing for an adoptive wedding

Meeting the In-Laws

Our Korean-born daughter is engaged to a Korean man. We're thrilled — but how do we discuss adoption with his family?

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A preteen girl handling racism

The Elephant in the Room: Handling Racism

We want to start teaching our daughter about racism early on, but we have no idea where to start.

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When families through transracial adoption are asked questions by adults of the child's race

Comments from Adults of Your Child’s Race

When you're raising a child of another race, you may find that adults of that race approach you with questions or comments. AF's transracial adoption expert explains what you can say.

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Balancing cultural activities with the rest of your family routine

Balancing Cultural Activities in the Family Routine

If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don't panic.

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