When family won't accept your children because of their race

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When family won't accept your children because of their race

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If you have members of your own family who don't accept your children because they are mixed, I think it's worth having a private conversation with them to explain to them that you are disappointed that they won't accept your children and that it is your hope that they will begin to accept your children. But, if that's not the case, I would be very careful about exposing your children to these family members because your children will pick up on the fact that they aren't being accepted by these family members and that will be very hurtful to your children. Another thing you can do, and this is something we have done in my family because my husband's family does not accept us, we have found other family members who have stepped in are loving and who have become my kids' grandparents.

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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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