Jessica - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi everyone! My stepson is 5 years old and his mother's mom is telling him he is white! His father and I can see this as being a huge problem although he is too young to understand about race. We have simply tried to tell him he is brown due to his skin color and he gets extremely upset. He is in school and we all know how children are and we are affraid he will get his feelings hurt when he tells another child he is white and they correct him! we also want him to grow up being proud of both of his heritages. We have spoke to his mother about this but she does not see it as a problem and will not stand up to her mother persay. We have had other problems dealing with the grandmother that to continue. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!