Racism exists, and it’s our job as parents to talk about it with our kids. Here’s an age-by-age guide to handling those conversations.
Our society has gotten to the point where most people can agree that overt racism is wrong. Few would argue that segregation or using a racial slur is acceptable. But many more subtle forms of racism persist. Here’s how to combat them.
When my son was five months old, friends predicted he would be a good student — probably a mathematician.
What started off as a fun day on the courts left my heart hurting for my two brown boys, and the kids who excluded them.
Explaining racism to our child is part of our jobs as parents through transracial adoption, but it's not easy to teach your child that some people may fear him because of the color of his skin.
My wife and I were nervous the first Sunday we attended an African-American church. Would they welcome us? Would they stare? We should have had faith.
Bringing up race and racism to your kid can be tough — but it should be done sooner rather than later.
Could I love a child who doesn’t look like me? Yes. More than I’ve ever thought possible.
A simple hairstyle was not so simple for a dance class full of little girls with beautiful heads of black hair.
If we're white, we experience many benefits of unearned status because we're "the norm." But adoptive families are not considered the norm. Now what?
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.
In a society that considers "color-blindness" a noble attitude, parents may worry about talking about racism, but we must do it. Here's how.
I tell my African-American children that they are smart and beautiful because I know that the world may tell them otherwise.
The museum view of culture and heritage ignores the realities of life as a racial minority. But there is a middle ground.
After you adopt a child from another culture, how do you adapt to life as a multicultural family?
Even preschool kids are aware of racial differences. Here's how to talk to your child about them.
My sons have a deep and enduring bond. So why do people need to know if they're real brothers?
As Latino parents, we know firsthand the discrimination our children will face.
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