Stephanie - posted on 05/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am a mother of 3 bi-racial children that are 13, 6 and 2. I used to live in a suburb of Denver, Colorado that was predominantly white up until 2 years ago and my son never had any issues with other children or their parents. I now live in Oklahoma City and I was very worried about my children because I thought that this place was very racist. I am finding out that it isn't as bad as I thought it was. You just need to teach your children to be proud of who they are! They aren't white or black they are them! Help them to embrace both sides of their heritage and teach them that they are beautiful. Also teach them that they have the best of both worlds! My son doesn't say he's half white or half black he says he is Xavier! I am proud of him for that because it's about who they are as a person not what color their skin is. Yes you are going to run into certain people who have a problem with them but if you teach your kids to love themselves and to be proud of who they are they are going to be just fine and be able to deal with whatever comes their way.