A review of a noteworthy book about the changing landscape of race relations in the United States, an important read for anyone parenting a child of Asian descent.
Helping Children Develop a Positive Racial Identity After Transracial Adoption
When you adopt a child of a different race, you have a responsibility to help him or her understand race and racism. Adoption experts, adoptive parents, and transracial adoptees share their perspectives on developing a positive racial identity.
“Donna Jackson Nakazawa’s book offers advice from both parents of children with multiracial or transracial adoption backgrounds, and from the children themselves.”
When excessive attention sets children apart.
Beth Hall reviews, Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World, a resource for parenting to preserve cultural traditions and values.
Birthmarks: Transracial Adoption in Contemporary America, by Sandra Patton, is a multilayered synthesis of interviews conducted with 22 transracial adoptees. Read more!
Deliberate parenting can make a difference in a transracial adoption.
In the film “Outside Looking In,” a transracial adoptee explore the complexities of his identity.
AF reviews a touching memoir that examines the human experience through the lenses of adoption, race, and family.
As adopted teens enter the dating game, unique issues will arise. Are you ready to tackle them?
Why should I try to make my son feel ‘the same’? Why shouldn’t I learn to be more like him?
What have we learned over 30 years—and what are we doing now to offer our children a better understanding of who they are?
Part of growing up is learning to understand race. Experts explain how living in a diverse neighborhood can help your child put together the puzzle.
Finding someone who understands your child’s experience will help him develop a strong sense of self.
Our expert discusses the idea of adopting a “matching” sibling — and other ways to strengthen your child’s racial identity.
How do you make sure your child feels good about herself?
Answers to your parenting questions.
If your child seems more interested in soccer than culture camp, don’t panic.