First Conversations With Kids About Race

Racism is everywhere. Our transracial parenting expert talks about how to prepare your child for it.

Introducing racism to your child should be done early.
You want your child to be ready for racism when he's older, but how do you go about preparing him? Instead of waiting until your child is confused or hurt by a racist remark, begin by having conversations about physical and ethnic differences when he’s two-and-a-half or three years old. What color hair does Mommy have? What shape eyes do you have? What about our neighbor? Who has freckles? Get your child to use very specific descriptive language — “Jody ...

Bringing up race and racism to your kid can be tough — but it should be done sooner rather than later.


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