Building self-esteem in mixed race kids

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Building self-esteem in mixed race kids

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Fostering a strong sense of self-esteem in mixed race kids really begins with having an ongoing conversation about race and identity and culture within your own family. In our family, we talk about race, we talk about what it means to be mixed, that you have a parent from two different races. I tell my kids that they are unique, that they are special, that they are different because they're mixed, not everybody is mixed, and that they're wonderful and they have two amazing cultures and should be very proud of who they are.

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Christina Simon

"Talking About Race" Mom

Christina Simon has a Bachelor of Political Science degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA. Christina is a past winner of the prestigious California State Senate Fellowship. She is a former vice president at Fleishman-Hillard, a global public relations firm. She is the mother of a son and a daughter who attend elementary school at The Willows Community School in Culver City. Christina served as the Co-Chair of the Willows School Auction in 2007-2008 and was actively involved in the annual fundraising campaign for several years. Christina was born and raised in LA. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Coldwater Canyon.

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