I seena few questions about race and stuff and I have an actual question that I really would like good advice on
Where we live , there is really only white people... ( we have 1 black man, married to a white woman, and they have kids) ..so it is a really small town...we go out of town to go shopping and stuff and the town we go to has people of different races.
My question is...when my 3 year old daughter points or asks about someone ( like why they are different color) what do I say to her....I dont want to tell her to be quite...because I think that would be teaching her wrong...but on the other hand I have no idea what to say...and if I do say something, I am afriad they will hear and be offended...
I remember when i was a kid and my moms friend told me it was because they ( black people) stayed in the sun too long, and i actually believed that for a long time...I dont want something like ( continued)
Answer by FXmomTo3 at 7:28 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
Answer by glamomomo at 12:28 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
Yes, that would work. Just say God made each person different.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 12:30 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
You can just expose her to kids programs/books/toys that feature different races. If she asks in an embarrassing public way just say people come in all different sizes and colors. When she's a little older you can teach her about the evolution of different races. How dark skin protects humans from the sun in tropical climates and light skin allows for vitamin D absorption in cooler climates.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
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Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:12 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
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Answer by FXmomTo3 at 7:33 AM on Dec. 24, 2009