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 thought. I researched. I talked. But in the end, it took a leap of faith to adopt across racial lines.
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.
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.
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.
It's not easy to teach your child that people may fear him because of the color of his skin—but it's something parents through transracial adoption must do.
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.
As Latino parents, we know firsthand the discrimination our children will face.
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.
Preschoolers are starting to notice racial differences. Adoptive parents have a responsibility to talk about them.
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?
A strong connection to role models and to others who share their ethnic background is as important now as ever.
Raised in a white community, I've just begun to embrace my heritage.
How we can help our children feel good about who they are — and where they’re from.
When this big, multicultural family gets together for Thanksgiving, the table is laden with more than turkey and gravy.
If you build a positive self-image for your child, he'll be able to thrive in a world that is not always fair.
Why do our darker-skinned children receive so much attention and flattery from strangers — and what are we to do about it?