ok so here is the story i live in a town in the south where caucasian is the primary race. so my daughter who is 3 notices when someone especially other children are a different color, so we are at the park and there is 2 older girls playing one white one black and the black girl would not talk to my not so shy daughter so she says to the white girl "What is that black girls name?" i am wondering is it ok that she said it that way? is that acceptable? i am so confused i dont want her to go to school next year a be in trouble for saying the wrong thing somebody plz help!!!!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Jun. 14, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:03 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
There is a great book on this topic for young kids. It is a Sesame Street book called, We're Different, We're the Same
Answer by mommyheymommy at 8:04 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Kids are very intellectual an observant. My son calls ppl "white", "black", and "brown". I never associated any colors with ppl and nationality so he calls it how he sees it. To him Daddy is a black man, Mommy is a brown lady, and he plays with white kids. At almost 5 y/o my son is now understanding the culture and nationality associated w/ppl and their complexions, but I think its safe to say that he (as well ALL other kids w/o influence) accepts everyone as living persons only different by skin color.
ps. I've had multiple times when my children were referred to as the "black" kids on the playground. Its really not a problem, and anyone proud to be so would never complain.
Answer by sugahmamma at 8:06 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 8:08 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:08 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Oh and to answer the question...
I dont explain until my children have the opportunity to experience first hand what that nationality of a person is like for themselves. Its tough, but well worth the efforts!
Answer by sugahmamma at 8:09 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Most, but not all black people are ok with being called BLACK. You should just tell her that every body is the same inside. It is just some people have different colored skin, that is all.
Answer by louise2 at 8:10 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 8:12 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 8:43 PM on Jun. 14, 2010