When Your Child First Notices Race

Instilling a positive racial identity in your transracially adopted child will help her develop into a secure, tolerant adult.

A mother helping her child develop a positive racial identity
Four-year-old Elizabeth came home from preschool in tears. A classmate had pulled up the corners of his eyes and said, "Your eyes are like this!" "My daughter was crushed," says Julia, who adopted Elizabeth from China as an infant. "Last year, Elizabeth had no clue about race or being different. Now she talks about it all the time." Julia's experience is typical for Caucasian parents who adopt transracially. How do they instill a positive racial identity in their children? Start ...

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