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  1. Multicultural Families
    I would love to get in touch with some other (young) mothers! And especially if you also have a multicultural family! I'm from the Netherlands and my baby daddy from Hawaii. A whole world of differences:wink: I don't really have any friends with kids so feel alone sometimes! I feel like what...
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    <p>Hi,</p> <p> </p> <p>We just move from France to USA 6 months ago.My daughter Callie is 2 1/2, so she start speaking french in France.SInce we arrived she heard people and tv speak english,she learn some word from the TV (thank you Dora,Callie always say "let's go").</p> <p>But she doesn't...
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    <p>DD1 is almost 3 and so far the multilingual thing is working out amazingly well.  We live in the US, she speaks English at preschool, DH's other language to him and my other language to me.</p> <p> </p> <p>I posted here a while ago asking about gender - since English is nongendered I was...
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    <p>My daughter is 2 years 8 months and still breastfeeds a lot, especially if I'm sitting down. We recently went on a quick plane ride and forcing her to sit in her own seat resulted in lots of tears and sadness--she wanted "haleeb" (milk). I remember on our last long flight, when she was...
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    <p>Hi parents,</p> <p> </p> <p>I'm amazed that so many of you are living bilingual lives with your kids!  That's exactly what I want to do once we have children.  The problem is, we both speak English as our 1st language.  I also speak German, and I've been researching different strategies, so...
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    <p>I am on bed rest right now, and have been in and out of the hospital all day today, so I asked my husband to take my daughter, his step daughter, to the park.</p> <p>He is very obviously NOT her father as she is blond haired and blue eyed, and he is Asian.</p> <p>So my husband had to...
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    <p>I am not sure how to title this thread so I'll just explain. I'm a nurse in a childrens hospital with a large latino population in our area. I have had several latino little boy patients with long term syndromes and conditions and their hair is never cut, and is kept in many long braids...
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    <p>Hoping some of the more experienced Mommas can help me out here if anyone has been in this situation. I have three daughters from my previous marriage (the dad and I are the same race). My oldest daughter is 11 1/2  and does not approve of my boyfriend because he is of a different race than...
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    <p>So I'm muslim, and my husband is an agnostic american.  We're having a very hard time with baby names, as I really want to make sure our baby's name is recognizably muslim, and he also wants a name that he and his family can relate to, which in a lot of cases means not recognizably muslim to...
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    <p>So I saw the other thread about a poster whose child is currently immersed in the minority language at home and she's worried that the child might have difficulties picking up the majority language.</p> <p> </p> <p>I have the opposite problem. DH and I speak a lot of Spanish in the home, and...
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    <p>I never know what to do about having my son feel grounded with who he is</p> <p> </p> <p>I've received a lot of criticism about living in a rural area with a black son.</p> <p> </p> <p>"He never sees any black people, he will never have black friends growing up, he'll be around all white...
  12. Multicultural Families
    <p>  Culturally- the mother is everything to her sons.  anything they have is hers- the brother- is husband to the sisters(not sexual) and also considered father to his siters children.  Biological fathers are only that. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>I don't know WHAT to do.  I see this forum is...
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    <p>I'd like to buy a baby doll for my niece, who will be a big sister later this year. She has light-ish olive skin but black hair and brown eyes. I'd like to find a baby that looks similar to her (and her future sibling) any suggestions??</p> <p> </p> <p>Also, anyone know of good black dolls...
  14. Multicultural Families
    <p>Edited to simply ask: if a 2.5 year old's majority language is weak compared to her (very good) minority language (spoken by most of the people at home), do you just trust it will get better inevitably with the introduction of more majority language influences and time? This was really our...
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    <p>A child at school (actually two kids have said it) called my son, "mexican burrito" and then "shut up, mexican burrito". I emailed the teacher after my son told me this weekend. The principal this morning said he would work on it (or something like that, I was late for work). So I get an...
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    <p>I'm half white and half Native American. I've spent my whole life hearing comments like, "You're white, since your skin's so pale. But what ELSE are you?" People never seemed comfortable not being able to put me in one category, although my paler skin makes it a bit easier to pigeonhole...
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    My 21 month old DS is growing up with four languages. I dont know any other kid with similar exposure. Some people wtih expertise in speech, language study said its a good thing. I and my hubby are trilingual ourselves. But I thought I will post here since so many moms here seem so...
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    <p>Hi everyone, so we use 3 languages in our household, Arabic, English and French - I've read and heard that this could slow a baby' language development and we should sign to prevent that. </p> <p> </p> <p>Any success/disaster stories? Did you use a specific program? Did you use the same sign...
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    <p>Hello all</p> <p>Our family is both religious and racially mixed.  Neither my husband and I grew up very religious but we have Jewish, Catholic and Baptist roots.  We like to do a bit of Chanukah to celebrate that part (his father's family) of our heritage with our daughter.  We will...
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    <p>I'm new to this forum... but I have a little dillemma and I am curious what other parents are doing in their families.... I am Catholic, but my Dh is Muslim and we are raising our kids Muslim. My Ds is 4 and he goes to public preschool. In his school there is a Christmas tree, they do...
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