A couple of weeks ago, there was a small carnival in town. I took ds (3rd grader) and dd (k) to it one night. One of ds classmates were there. Since it was a very small carnival and small crowd, he rode several rides with us. He's an only child to a divorced couple. This child is in constant trouble for acting out, lying, saying inappropriate things, etc. I feel sorry for him because I feel like he's just trying to get attention. With that said, while we were on a ride, I heard him call a couple of black girls the n-word. I'm not even sure if he knew how wrong this was, just because the way he was acting when he said t. But I still find this very offensive and very wrong. I pulled him aside and told him never to use that word because he could get in serious trouble. (I wasn't ugly at all and didn't 'lecture') I'm now wondering if I should have mentioned something to his parent about it? Would you want to know if your child used that word?
BTW: My husband and I are white and both our kids are adopted. Ds is black, dd is white.
on Apr. 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM