Kristi - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )
my daughter is 9 and for the last year has gotten more and more curious about the part of her family that is not in her life. Her dad chose not to be in her life from the verry start. Her grandmother and Aunt fell out of touch around the age of 2 . tonight she was crying about the fact that she doesnt know them and that she is upset that she doesnt have any one in her family that shares her skin color i have tried to tell her that the reason i have not attempted to contact that part of her family is because i am trying to protect her from being hurt by them now i dont know if i am being selfish or if it really is in her best intrest to try to bring them back into her life. I am fully aware that i will never be able to teach her how or what it means to be a strong beautiful black woman. i am doing my best to teach her simply how to be a strong woman period so what do i do ????