Ira Maya - posted on 08/29/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm from Indonesia. Indonesia has more than 500 ethnic groups and more than 700 mother tongues languages. I am married the man with different ethnic with me. We use our national language to communicate. We have three adorable kids ( 8-3-2 years old ). My husband is so wonderful man, he always help me to raise kids.
Problems come to us from my husband family. They are stereotype to all things. They want our kids to learn their ethnic groups only. Due they think mine is worse. All things are best if those have done or said based on their traditional ways. If I open their mind they will isolated me like it was.
I want to have children who know that people are blessed in different ways. I teach my kids to be good to people, good behavior, respect each others.
One day, my eldest daughter say, she doesn't want to play with a-b-c-d-e-f etc because they are come from different ethnic with her. She talked like that, because my husband family who talk bad about all things in front of kids.
Now, I've been isolating my kids from my husband family. We rare to come for family gathering. I have talked to my husband, he just says I am too sensitive person. and now we have bad quarrel of this. I love my husband, I love my kids, I love my all family.
I want to change my husband family mind be better. I want to make them speak everything well and not stereotyping again.