Telling mixed race children that they're different

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Telling mixed race children that they're different

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The best way to handle things when your child realizes that they are different, is not really wait for that moment to happen. Don't wait for some other child to tell them they are different. That should come from you and your family. They should understand they are different and why they are different, but it should come from their parents. We talk, in my family, about what it means to be mixed and the fact that they are mixed. My husband is white, and I'm African American and white. My kids are mixed race; so it won't be a surprise to them, the moment somebody tells them that they different or that they are mixed. They will already know. They will also feeling comfortable responding about their mixed race heritage.

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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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