who here has half latino and half white kids i have two

Beatriz - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 134 moms have responded )

33

14

0

i never met anybody that has half Latino and half white kids in person just on TV. how do you raise them do you teach them Spanish, do you introduce them to Hispanic culture, do they look more Latino them white or the other way around. i have some many questions to ask. if anybody can reply to me i would really appreciate it. thanks

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Diane - posted on 01/13/2012

11

0

0

I'm here to educate you all.



Nobody on this earth can be half Latino/Hispanic. The terms Latino/Hispanic aren't racial terms, they are ethnic terms. Hispanics can be black, white, mestizo, mulatto and Asian.



If you are white and married to mestizo (European/Indigenous background) or if you are mestizo married to a white person , the children you have aren't biracial. Your children are mostly white and they fall under the castizo phenotype.



If you are married to a white Hispanic who has no Indigenous ancestry and or if you are white Hispanic with no Indigenous your child is again mostly white.



If a white person is married to a black Hispanic, yes your child is biracial.



Also to one poster who said her child looked "full blooded Latino". I hate to sound cruel, but a "full blooded latino" doesn't exist anywhere on this earth. Latino is a ethnic definition and it can also include French and Italian people.



Full blooded Latinos/Hispanics don't exist in a racial sense.

Shannon - posted on 01/14/2013

1

9

0

I have five children that are half Mexican and half white, and we taught them both English and Spanish fluently. We have also taught them the values and history of both cultures. we plan to take them to take mayan temple this summer.

Brenda - posted on 04/11/2010

6

0

0

I do. My husband is Caucasian and I am Latino (Guatemalan). It helps that he speaks Spanish. We have one son, 23 months old, and we are raising him bilingual. Since I am the native Spanish speaker, I am in charge of teaching him Spanish. I speak, read, and sing to him in Spanish. My husband does the same in English. Our son is now speaking in full sentences in both languages, believe it or not and at times he is even translating out loud what other people are saying. It helps too that we are both State Certified Spanish Interpreters.

Please do not wonder what you should do or waste any more time. Teach your child or children a second or even a third language. We have our son learning Mandarin Chinese right now as well, and he is starting to pick it up. Your public library should be a great source for foreign language books and media. Sure, people might worry that their children are going to speak a language that the parent does not understand. Just make sure your child understands that when she speaks to you, she speaks to you in English. This is also a good time to teach her about integrity and manners. Language skills are meant to be used in good faith, to enrich one's life experience and intellect, and to serve others. You can also help your child develop some interpreting skills by having her tell you in English what she has just expressed in another language. You can also teach her some language etiquette by telling her that we only speak to a person or around a person in a language that everyone speaks and understand, unless it is for educational purposes, and okayed by everyone. And believe me, unless you are an absolutely horrible parent, you should not worry that your children are plotting against you in a foreign language. I think that as long as you develop a positive attitude about their skills, they will be likely to want to impress you more than anything.

Social concerns: You have to get past the stigma that Spanish has here in the U.S. Unfortunately, when a segment of the population is considered inferior, the language that they speak is also considered inferior. Here's an example, and please excuse me for what I'm about to say here. Sadly, I've heard some parents say: "I don't want to teach my children Spanish because they will sound too much like a wet**ck." You know that kind of thinking comes from a place of ignorance, insecurity, discrimination, bigotry, you name it. Educated and self confident people don't think this way. Spanish is a highly sophisticated language just like English, Sign Language, or any language in the world. It is mostly socioeconomic background that dictates a person's social status. Right now, there are doctors, accountants, lawyers, celebrities, etc. who are paying a lot of money to put their children in private bilingual programs. Bilingualism and multilingualism are the wave of the future. Here you are with access to this great gift that you can give your children, by all means take advantage of it.

Remember, the most important thing about raising a bilingual or multilingual child is having a positive attitude toward the whole idea. Children are very smart, and they are only into things that you are really into, and they can always tell the difference. Most of all you have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone. When I check out Chinese CD's and DVD's for my son to bring home and enjoy, I have to show him too that I am enthusiastic about learning a foreign language. The best way for children to learn is to have someone to speak that language with, next are books, CD's and DVD's. Avoid T.V as much as possible, and don't fall for those "Dora the Explora", or "Handy Manny", etc. programs. That's Spanglish. When you want to raise fully bilingual children, you have them speak their languages separately and not mix them up like that. Naturally, they'll want to combine them into one language, but you just need to steer them in the right direction.

Also, when raising a positive attitude toward certain people that you will encounter is important. Remember, what I said about where they're coming from. It probably won't help me make any friends around here, but that's just the way I feel.

I truly do hope that you make a good faith effort to help your children learn a second language. Good luck and congratulations on having such beautiful children.

Kelley - posted on 09/18/2013

1

0

0

I do. I have 3 children, all by the same daddy, that is Puerto Rican. My kids don't speak Spanish, and sometimes that really upsets me, because their father really should have taught them. And it's not like he hasn't been in their lives, because he has since the day all 3 were born. We've been together for 20 years, married almost 16. His excuse is always "you only speak English, there's no reason to speak Spanish". There are plenty of reasons why he should have taught them...the number one reason, is that most of his family, including his Mother, does not speak English. I can speak more Spanish then my kids can, and I try my hardest to teach them what I can. They are all middle school/High school age now, so they take Spanish in school. I'm praying that helps...Also when it comes to their culture, they know all about it. I even cook more Puerto Rican style dishes than I do, American. My kids look more like their daddy, with the darker hair and skin complexion, except my youngest, she still looks just like her daddy & brother & sister, but was the lucky one to get my blue eyes. My kids know that they are bi-racial, but for whatever reason, when asked what they are, all 3 of them just say "Puerto Rican". Which, I don't mind. A lot of my nieces, nephews, & younger cousins, are bi-racial as well. It's pretty common in my family...us white girls, like the darker men, lol. But anyways, my kids are 12, 13 & 16, if you ever have any questions or just need someone to talk to, feel free to contact me.
Kelley

Hanoi - posted on 09/27/2012

25

20

0

I am from Venezuela, My husband is from Chile and we live in Louisiana. Our 1st language is Spanish and we only speak Spanish at home if we are alone. We all can speak in English but, as we want bilingual kids, we speak to them only in Spanish. I have two boys (8 and 11 years old) and I work with them in Spanish every other day after they finish their homework from School. It is a competitive advantage to talk several languages. My husband also speaks German and we want to have bilingual kids. Also if they want to learn another language is welcome. People from Europe speaks several languages because their understand the importance of it. I am so worry with the education here in USA because they do not receive other languages in Elementary or middle school.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

134 Comments

View replies by

Mini - posted on 02/09/2013

1

0

0

Hi Im not a mom but I really wanted to comment here.Im a white latin, I was born in north america but my mom was born in peru.What I can tell you is that Im bilingual and I love being it. I can speak fluent spanish and Im very close to my latin roots. And not only to my peruvian roots but to my latin roots in general. Im very gringa in some ways but very latn too , I can cook some hispanic dishes and dance my latn rythm. I didint like it whe my mom would speak to me in spanish when i was younger but now i love speaking spanish.I think you should teach your kids spanish and some hispanic culture, try some desserts , food, music and candy! Then show them some latin people in hollywood( they are usaully proud to be what they are). And finally dont forget they are part white so dont concentrate too much on larvarles el cerebro con cultura latina!!!!

Shaila - posted on 01/20/2013

5

9

0

Hello, I have 2 boys that are half white and half latino. My first born has brown hair and brown eyes and my second boy has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Jessica - posted on 01/03/2013

15

0

0

My son is not white and Latino. But he is half Latino ( I am mixed black and white and his dad is full Latino).
My husband and his family speak Spanish with him all the time (mostly my husband's family).
We introduce him to the Latino culture such as music, parties, food, and language.
My son has very curly light brown hair, with tan skin. I would say he looks more like me than his dad.

Isolina - posted on 01/03/2013

16

0

0

My kids are mixed with latino and one challenge I have had is their hair! but I found Nutress Hair products and they have definitely helped out. hopefully they can help someone else out too :)

Nikki - posted on 09/21/2012

2

0

0

Hi Bea our daughter is half Peruana/Americana and in our home my husband speaks to her in Spanish only. You have to teach them very early. Lucky for me i am brushing up on my Spanish skills along the way. Our Gabby who is 6 months old now looks more white than Hispanic/Latina, she has caramel colored hair and piercing blue eyes with my skin tone. I think babies that are of multi-cultural blood lines are the most unique out there!!!

Danielle - posted on 09/18/2012

11

0

5

Both of my daughter are part Hispanic and part white. Me and my husband are teaching them to speak spanish and english. I have introduced them to the Hispanic culture. One of my daughter have the latino skin color and my youngest daughter has the Caucasian skin color.

Victoria - posted on 09/17/2012

14

1

2

Hello! My two children are part Hispanic. My husband is half Puerto Rican, 1/4 Uruguayan, and 1/4 German. You're def not alone. Whenever I fill out applications I put Hispanic and Caucasian. My children have very light brown hair, and hazel eyes(greenish -brown). I am very and sure you're aware that you are too. They know Spanish and English but English is their primary language. I wish you the best!

Kilah - posted on 09/17/2012

2

0

0

My son is puerto rican and caucasion, and i plan on really integrating the latino culture into his life as much as possible, which will be hard because we live in Kentucky and there's not much options here.

Karey - posted on 09/17/2012

7

0

0

My daughter is half Mexican and half white she is learning spanish and she will know the Mexican culture. And you can tell she is mexican

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2012

1

0

0

Hi my two boys are half Mexican half white. They look like they have permanent tans

With brown hair and eyes. Their father is fully bilingual and I only speak English. They don't speak Spanish because I take care of them and Daddy works all day. We have no family to speak of because they live in California and Mexico. If we had family around that spoke Spanish the kids would pick it up naturally. To prove this point. My eldest when to Mexico with family for 3 months and was speaking Spanish when he came home. However, being in a predominantly English speaking home he lost most of his Spanish with in a year. School is difficult as well because two languages are not encouraged. My eldest came back trying to speak Spanish to the children who grow up speaking Spanish and they gave him a hard time and the english speakers did too. My husband tells me it's not important whether they are bilingual. What is important is that they know where they come from and take pride in there heritage and culture. We use to live in a growing Hispanic community where 50% of the children in school came from parents that only speak Spanish. Within the last year many more bilingual adults with children were also joining our community. Yet, due to work we moved to small town. It's a shock to the system to go from multicultural city to a white town. Now we have to ignore the stares. In our old neighborhood it was common to see racially diverse families. Now we are in a town where there are only a handful of Hispanics and even fewer white and Latino couples. All in all we take the best from each family and try to raise our kids to treat everyone as equals no matter where they come from or how they speak or what they look like. We have a different perspective than most and we value the differences.

Kim - posted on 09/11/2012

28

7

0

My kids are they look half and we let them choose what language they prefer its not required to speak one or the other or both my kids for instance prefer English they are no different from any other kid we teach them about their Hispanic culture of course but don't force them to live it.

Gabrielle - posted on 09/02/2012

516

14

61

My brother and I are half Latino and half white. I think we look Latino, but it's more apparent to Latinos than it is to white people. We both have dark hair and eyes, and tan well. We also have high cheekbones, as there was a stronger indigenous streak in our heritage from my great-grandfather. My mother tried to teach us Spanish, but my dad doesn't speak it, so it never went very far. I wish now she had tried harder, as that definitely seems to be a yardstick for "being Latino". We definitely have an appreciation of our Latino heritage, but our family has also been in the U.S. for several generations, so we're not very traditional.

Alba - posted on 08/30/2012

1

0

0

i have 2 bi-racial daughters im Latina and my husband is white!!! the look can go both ways, my oldest looks like me and my youngest looks like him, the language i don't know, i speak Spanish to them when even when dad is at home, they understand Spanish but they choose to speak English only, don't know why!! i would like to know how can i make them speak Spanish too!!!

Kellye - posted on 02/27/2012

7

23

1

Beatriz, I'm white and my bf is from El Salvador. I believe my kids should be bi-lingual even my oldest two who are all white. My 2 youngest, by my bf, have different looks my 2 yr old has the hispanic features like her dad and dark brown eyes, but she has my light skin and brown hair. my 2mo. old looks like a white girl with a really dark tan. but she has his black hair and my brown eyes. it is essential for them to learn spanish since his aunt who lives with us does not speak any english.

Sarah - posted on 02/17/2012

7

12

0

Hello Beatriz, I have a 2 year old named Carlos. His father is White and I am Hispanic. I've found it extremely difficult to teach him Spanish because, while I am fluent in Spanish, his father doesn't speak any Spanish. I work full time so he spends his entire day with his father. One of my favorite moments of trying to teach him was when I was teaching him body parts. I showed him what "ojos" were, "nariz", "boca", and when I tried to teach him "manos", he responded: "No, Mommy. That's YOUR nose!" It's frustrating because I grew up speaking both and I still speak primarily Spanish to my parents and my son has no interest whatsoever in learning.

The other part is that he is very fair-skinned and he had greenish eyes until he was a year old. He now has super fair skin, light brown (almost blonde) hair, and caca brown eyes. My husband is darker than I am and has black hair and hazel eyes. It's apparent that recessive genes played a tremendous part in my son's appearance, but it's also aggravating to have people ask if he's my son. I get a lot of, "Oh, he's GORGEOUS!! Is he adopted?" Annoying and rude...but I guess that's what happens when you have a mixed child.

Amy - posted on 02/16/2012

15

7

2

Hello :) im of whte origin and i date outside my race. I have a son whom is hlaf american and half peurto rican. He is olive skinned like me with dark brown hair and long eyelashes and a booty lol.

i think kids mixed are beautiful and plan to have more :) He gets very tan in the summer so he tends to look like his other nationality then even more. he has brown caramel eyes. He a bright kid and loves that hes mixed.

being a mother of american language it is hard for me to teach him what he should know as his other language. I do know some spanish so of what i know i teach him and his father does a little bit. My son goes to the library and checks out spanish tapes and we listen to them time to time . Starting young learning different languages has been known to be the best way for someone to learn faster.

Michelle - posted on 12/30/2011

18

77

1

I do
I have two girls. Im dominican/puerto rican andmy hubby is polish, penn dutch, swedish and irish.

User - posted on 12/29/2011

1

0

0

my youngest son's father is from mexico and I am white. I would like to have my son share his father's cultures as well as mine. but I don't know spanish

Danielle - posted on 12/15/2011

50

2

5

Hey, my 18 month old son is half Ecuadorian from his fathers side and hes also Portuguese and Italian from my side. He looks a little bit of both, but mainly like his father. He understand when his fathers family speaks to him and spanish and when I speak to him in english. I would suggest teaching both languages early on because lets face it by the time our children are applying for jobs, being bilingual will be required. Although his father and I are not a couple, we make sure to allow our son the experience of both cultures for his own benefit. Have fun, mixing cultures and customs can be exciting and educational.

Amanda - posted on 12/08/2011

2

0

0

My husband is from Honduras, and im white. Our son is still pretty little but is very tan like his dad, and right now has blue eyes and brownish blonde hair, im hoping his eyes stay that color. We are going to Honduras in February, so he can see my husbands family. I want him to learn as much about his culture as possible.

Brandi - posted on 12/07/2011

1

0

0

i am white and pregnant with a Guatamalen/white baby girl and yes she will share his culture, i already eat their traditional dishes and plan on introducing her to them when she gets of age.

ANGIE - posted on 11/12/2011

1

0

0

I am latina, and my husband is white as milk, blonde, blue eyes. Our daughter looks just like me, dark skin, brown, eyes, I mean she is mini me, she is 8 years old our son who is 5 years old, has lighter skin, light brown hair, but brown eyes, he has a little more from my husband, but also from me, so I think I have strong genes than he does. Sometimes people thinks my daughter is not his because she looks so latina, and it bothers me sometimes. Hopefully she will change when older.

Rachel - posted on 11/01/2011

9

8

1

im half blk and hispanic/ and my kids are mixed with white. growing up we learned spanish by the time i was 3. my kids learned by four and are fluent. they also took it in school and college to learn proper grammer

Wendy - posted on 10/25/2011

35

58

2

my husband is Puerto Rican with black hair,dark brown eyes and medium skin.I am Irish and Swedish with reddishbonde hair, hazel eyesand very pale skin. Our son has RED hair and dark brown eyes and skin is tan like his dad. I was so shocked he had red hair!lol His father teaches him some spanish but my son doesnt know much because he spends most of his time with me. Last Summer we took him to Puerto Rico to meet all his family there and his grandparents that live there. I want him to be raised bi lingual but seems impossible because I am not fluent and his dad works a lot. Probably will have him take spanish in school. My son looks puerto rican to me except for his hair which I think will turn brown by the time he grows up.

Samantha - posted on 10/21/2011

1

1

0

HI Betriz, I have two children. One boy and one girl. I am white and their father is hispanic from Mexico. My daughter looks like me (same hair color, same eye color, same skin color except in summer she tans very easily, and we are like twins!). My son looks exactly like his father but he has white skin and blonde hair and he also has brown eyes. He too tans very easily. A lot of people do not belive they are half mexican and my son even has a spanish name so they find that very odd. Makes me very mad when people make comments about how there is no way they can be hispanic. They are enrolled in a school where the learn half their day in Spanish and half their day in English. I would say they are pretty fluent in Spanish for being 9 and 7 only started learning Spanish when the began Kindergarten.

Alexis - posted on 03/31/2011

632

21

21

My son is part white, from me and latino\indian from his dad. Our son is taught all languages that we know and all cultures that we participate in, regardless of which race they come from. My son does look white, he is darker then me and has brown eyes while I have blue but he still looks white. There is no reason the children can't experience and be a part of all cultures, my son is involved with 3 different cultures and languages.

Alexis - posted on 03/31/2011

632

21

21

My son is part white, from me and latino\indian from his dad. Our son is taught all languages that we know and all cultures that we participate in, regardless of which race they come from. My son does look white, he is darker then me and has brown eyes while I have blue but he still looks white. There is no reason the children can't experience and be a part of all cultures, my son is involved with 3 different cultures and languages.

Donna - posted on 03/31/2011

1

21

0

Hi! I am a white white girl and my husband is full on Mexican. Our two boys have medium brown hair and these big beautiful chocolate brown eyes with lashes i'm jealous of! They have a slight tan that gets darker in the summer. Uforntunely, my husbands family lives two states away so my boys don't get the full effect the Hispanic culture. They know some spanish but not a lot, my husband doesn't really talk to them in spanish. He thinks that they won't learn when he isn't having an actual conversation with someone else instead of just talking to them, although thats how they learned english!

Glendaliz Akasha - posted on 03/17/2011

1

0

0

Hi, I'm a light skinned Latina (Dominican) with dark curly hair and darker green/bluish eyes. My husband is English, Scottish, Irish with lighter green blue eyes also. We have 2 children. The first, our daughter looks like me but with paler skin and dirty blond curly hair, blue eyes not as light as her dads but not as dark as mine. My son got my light complexion with light brown hair and my darker green blue eyes. He also has my features so far. There are plenty of dark skinned people on my side of the family but because I'm so light skinned and my husband is also very pale I'm not sure we'll have any darker skin children but you never know. I think my children look like light skinned latinos or white, sometimes its all the same.

Alexandra - posted on 11/19/2010

79

15

5

my son is half irish and half dominican. My bf has red hair, green eyes and beyond pale skin. I have tan skin dark brown eyes and hair. My son who is 7 months old is very light skinned reddish/light brown hair and grey/blue eyes. My bf absolutely wants him to know both cultures and even tries to speak spanish to him. My parents live downstairs and they speak only spanish to him. My nephew was also raised in both cultures and he did not grow up to be confused or anything. He is 2 years old and speaks and understands both languages perfectly.

SHANA - posted on 11/15/2010

39

0

0

Hey Beatriz,

My son is half Irish (me) and half Puertorican (dad)...
He has blondish hair and bright blue eyes!! He tans super fast and great in the sun but you cannot tell he is half Hispanic. His dad has "typical latino coloring" but has green eyes. I am of Irish decent with reddish hair and super white skin. There are mixed Spanish and white kids where the darker genes do not dominate. It is not as common but possible. Puertoricans and other Latino heritages are mixed with a lot of different races, so the gene pool is large for variation, I guess. lol.. I have pics of my son on here, you can see he is totally a little white boy...lol

Breanna - posted on 09/21/2010

5

35

0

Hi Betriz, my daughters name is Gianna and she is a month old she is half italian and half puerto rican her father is puerto rican so i am having him teach her spanish at a young age plus im already letting her watch bilingual dvds so she can learn that plus alot of educational dvds dora is a plus lol i want her to know and learn about both cultures i think now a days thats the best thing.....

Olivia - posted on 09/17/2010

98

1

11

My youngest (11 months) looks like me. (I am very white and have blue eyes.)She has blue/hazel eyes and light brown hair. My oldest (12) has a little bit more of a darker complexion and brown eyes and brown hair. My husbands parents are with my baby a lot and they somtimes speak spanish to her. I think it is very important to have at least a little bit of another language.

Sheena - posted on 09/15/2010

13

7

1

My son is only 14 weeks old but has that perfect tan although by the tips of his fingers and toes he is very dark, like his dad(who is from Mexico), he also has the dark almost black eyes and stick straight more lighter colored brown hair. Myself I know very little Spanish but my husband speaks only Spanish to him so then he is exposed to both languages at a very young age as then he will be able to comunicate with all his family both here in the States as well in Mexico. We will celebrate Mexican culture with him so then he knows where he came from but also enjoy the American holiday's and such as well.

Olivia - posted on 09/12/2010

2

0

0

Hello my name is Olivia. I'm 15, expecting a baby boy named Roxas or Isaiah.
He isn't born yet but he is due January 25. I will post back here when is born.

I would also love for someone to tell me what to expect in childbirth..i'm extremely nervous and y family kicked me out so i'm all on my own. Just me and my fiance.

Jessica - posted on 05/22/2010

146

40

19

I have 1, 3 month old daughter Arianna. Her father is 100% mexican and white. Her father speaks to her in Spanish and I speak to her in English. Its to early to tell if its confusing her yet. He has cousins that speak both they say it has never confused they (they are in high school and jr high)

Denise - posted on 05/14/2010

33

19

2

I am half latino and white, my parents felt it was better for me to learn only english since we lived in the United States, so I am learning now and it is difficult. with my kids now I am having them learn spanish, exposing them to the culture, food and everything they need to know about our heritage. We live in Puerto Rico so it is helping all of us with learning spanish

Wendy - posted on 05/13/2010

34

4

1

Hi Im spanish marry to a white person.Have two small kids under 5 years old.Im raising my kids knowing both cultures.my kids look more white than spanish.My daughter is speaking spanish more now .I speak english and spanish at home.I feel bless that me and my kids have something that his white friendsdont have two cultures,Be proud of who you are.Teach your kids the best of each cultures.

Carole - posted on 05/01/2010

12

29

0

OK I don't know where you live that you have never met a person who was Hispanic and white but let me introduce my self my name is Carole and I am just that. I learned both English and Spanish because my parents spoke to me in both languages and I was of course exposed to both cultures. I have been told by people that I look Italian and then some say Puerto Rican which I am neither. In regards to how you raise a child who is biracial you just raise that child to love and accept both cultures as you would any child of any race. Good luck and God bless.

Shanda - posted on 04/30/2010

19

16

2

I have two AMAZING little girls who are half white (me) and half mexican (daddy) they both have brown hair (not dark not light just in the middle) and they have red highlights. Guessing the red is from my side of the family.. lol they both have brown eyes but me and daddy both have brown eyes also... And perfect year round tans that get SUPER dark durring the summer i have gone out many times with friends and no one thinks they are my children due to me being Bonde and white as a gallon of milk lol... My oldest speaks very little spanish but her grandma will change that if she has any say at all... the baby is only 5 months so no spanish yet lol...

Carolyn - posted on 04/30/2010

67

23

3

i have one son and he is almost one.. he is half mexican (father) and half white (me). he looks just like me lol blonde hair and he has brown eyes, and he has the light skin like me as well...ppl have a hard time believing that he is half hispanic...i plan on teaching my son spanish and have actually started talking to him in spanish, im lucky to be pretty fluent in spanish to be able to teach him..

Dee - posted on 04/27/2010

13

42

1

I have 4 sons.My oldest 2 are half mexican.My oldest son,Brett Gabriel,looks like my side of the family,but a little darker skin tone.My 7 yr old,Isaac Miguel,you can definaetly tell he's mexican.They mainly speak english.they only know a couple words in spanish.

Jayme - posted on 04/27/2010

13

7

0

I am white and all 3 of my kids are mixed. My oldest son looks full blood latino. No one believes he is mine. Except when he opens his mouth. He is just like me only darker.. I think it is good for the kids to know where they come from. but that goes for any color. they should be proud as you should be of their heritage. I want my kids to speak Spanish as well as English. I believe it gives them a head start. We are working on a family tree. In doing so they are learning how different lives are. My side has always had money and owns many companies. Their dads side however.. Has only had running water for the last 20 years. it is funny how two people totally different find each other. And make families that can bragg on their differences. Good luck. And if you need more formal advice you can look me up.

Tanya - posted on 04/27/2010

1

25

0

I have 2 kids half white(daddy) half salvadorian(mommy) they both look latino than white. My princess is 21 months old and she has a nice tan not to dark like mommy but not light like daddy and she has light brown hair like daddy and brown eyes like mommy, and my boy well he's only 1 month old so right now his hair is black it could get lighter like my daughters did but dont know yet lol and he has brown eyes like mommy but he is a lil lighter than my princess. My daughter tries to speak both spanish & english beacuse i speak to her in both & she's also around my mom alot so she only speaks spanish with her. Well hope that helps.

Rebecca - posted on 04/26/2010

2

5

0

i have a son who is a little over a year (alejandro giavonni) and i am expecting another (diferent fathers) but both fathers are mexican and my son,my first, looks white he has his fathers body build but he has blue eyes and a mix between red and black/brown hair and the older he gets the more olive he gets but not too much.i teach him spanish and english and teach him about both cultures and i will teach him how to cook the food and i will do the same for my second child. its healthy for them and i want them to know where half of them come from

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms