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My son is biracial(dad is black, I am white) and I would get asked if he took after his dad when he was young. I think that was some people's polite way of asking if he was mine or not. When he first started high school, he said he was asked a lot "what" he was by other students. He just told them he was mixed and usually got comments about how nice his skin was or how pretty his eyes were(they are bright blue). Doesn't seem to bother him at all.   BTW, he is also...
I don't have any experience with the language thing, but I do have a mixed son. I found that when someone is staring, staring right back works well. I think it makes people feel stupid for staring. Marsha
DS is black/white and when my sister came in right after he was born, she said "He's so PINK!" I actually thought it was funny. I think some people really believe that if you take the man and woman's skin colors and blend them, that's what the kid will look like. My mom and dad went to a racist church and when they found out I was having a baby with a black man, they asked my mom how "black" he was. How crazy is that? I had to explain to my mom that they wanted to...
Does your child have a passport? If not, I would get one for her and lock it up. I have been told that once you get one for a child, you can't get a second one. I would not let my ex take my child out of the country at that age for any reason, and I would take the passport step to prevent it happening without my knowledge. I would be suspicious about possible abduction, but that is just me.
With my son(I am white, dad is black, hair is very curly but not very tight), I used to get "Oh, he must get his curly hair from his dad!" and I would reply, "Nope, his dad is bald" ;-) I really don't think some people get it, and snappy comebacks are just lost on them. If it was a stranger, I would just smile and bite my tongue. If it was someone I knew, I would probably try to educate them a little, so they don't offend someone else and embarrass themselves. I...
I am white and my DS15 is biracial--I am a single mom. My son has gone through this several times. The first time was when he was about the same age, 4 or 5. He would put his arm beside mine and say "Look, mommy, I am white too!" It was true, he was very light and our skin color did match at that time. I just took the time to explain that he was biracial and was beautiful and special. Fast forward to teenage years, and it gets a little harder. DS told me this summer...
You can join the site Readinga-z.com and print out your own French readers. The site has French(and Spanish) versions of hundreds of books with different levels. We use the English ones at our school and they are great! I think it costs $89 to join, but it would cost that for 20 books. Marsha
COngratulations! You need to post a picture so we can see your little guy!
Quote: Originally Posted by peaceful_mama I wish I had all 3 kids pics in my siggy. I should look and see what I have right now lol my older two look a lot alike, similar hair texture and coarseness. The new baby, from what I can tell right now (5 months) is going to have softer, less curly hair but a similar skin tone and similar eyes. He looks more like me than the other two. My friend said she saw in People mag twins from a white mom, AA...
In 2002, the University of NC at Chapel Hill required incoming freshman to read sections of the Koran and listen to Muslim prayer recitations and write a paper on it. After a lot of complaints, they did offer another option to students. Talk about mixing church and state! I think it was meant to offer students more understanding of the Muslim religion, as there was lots on anti-Muslim sentiment in the years following 9/11. Bad decision for UNC; noone should be forced to...
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