Being a mom to bicultural kids can be complicated, if you let it be. I started my blog out of frustration with how others viewed my family and the crazy questions we were asked. I learned quickly that if you let the negativity consume you, IT WILL!
I didn’t want my kids to suffer from someone else’s opinions and so I had to get over the fact that we were being judged and discriminated against to set the example for my kids.
I knew I had to educate my kids first on who we are as a family, where dad and I are from, and why we are special. I need the positivity to come from my husband and I so that when the negative questions and comments are asked we have all the tools and experiences to reassure them. We need to be the foundation to their self esteem so that having a self identity comes easy.
Once I changed my way of thinking, being questioned didn’t bother me anymore. I wanted to educate others on my kid’s cultures because if you look around our world is becoming so diverse and multicultural!
These are 5 of the common questions my bicultural family is always asked.
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I do make it a point to share that the way a question is asked can make a big difference on the answer you get in return. There is no need to be rude and it’s ok to be curious.
What questions about your family are you asked that seem different?
Do strangers ever get too personal?
Read more of Ruby’s writing at Growing Up Blackxican