Mixed race children denying part of their heritage

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Dealing with a child who is denying one part of their ethnicity or their background is really a form of self-hatred, in a way. It's a form of not accepting yourself. I would want to know, with my child, where this was coming from. Was this coming from something that was happening at school? Is it something that is happening with friends? Is it internal? I would really try to identify the source of this feeling of non-acceptance of this part of who they are, and then begin having conversations about why its important to love your entire self, your entire background, and both sides of your heritage. Feel good about who you are as a mixed person. Feel positive and unique and special.

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Christina Simon

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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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