Biracial Kids - Discuss the Issues about Raising Biracial & Multiracial Kids

Biracial Kids ...

... is infinitely more challenging and complex that raising children whose race can be easily identified. Since many parents of multiracial children have written to me to ask where they can find community and support, I've created this forum, where you can post questions, share stories and insights about what it takes to raise mixed race kids into resilient adults who feel good about their heritage.

As the mother of two biracial boys, I am well-versed in the issues, but this is a place where like-minded parents who are going through the same things that you and your children are or who have been-there-done-that can offer their support. (I am available as a parenting coach if you require one-on-one help. You might also want to consider taking my next parenting class which is offered online.

Before posting, you may want to browse my archive of articles on biracial children which may help you more clearly articulate what you have to say or inspire you to discuss issues that I have not yet explored.

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You may also be interested in reading my award-winning parenting book which details how I combined ideas from two different cultures (Native American and white) to raise my boys to feel good about who they are and to walk comfortably between two worlds. (The book teaches parents how to raise children to discover and develop their natural strengths as they're growing up, so their lives become an expression of those strengths.)

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Tired of ignorant people 
I have a bi-racial 9 year old daughter and a son on the way. I am Caucasian, from Northern Europe and my husband is black American. I had a part time job …

We are descended from one man and one woman. we are all the same. 
I had the privilege of rearing two bi-racial sons. They are 39 and 40 now. They have some issues because of the things that they endured from other peoples …

Racist Father 
I am a Latina mother with a beautiful biracial baby girl she's mixed with African American her father doesn't accept or acknowledge her because she is …

Father has racist friends  
All the people my ex hangs out with say things like, "N... word this and n... word that." We have joint custody and it makes me uneasy my children are …

Styling the hair of a Biracial child 
I am a social worker and unfortunately there are a lot of grandparents having to raise their grandchildren. I currently have a grandmother who is raising …

Planning a New Addition to Our Interracial Family 
Hi, my question is: my wife who is Brazillian/African and I am Mexican/Caucasian and my wife has two beautiful twin daughters. Our concern is how will …

Forced by the school to choose a race for my child 
Forced by the school to choose a race for my child I recently realized that although I consistently identify my child as biracial the school has been …

New Mamma of Mixed Race Child 
Hi, my name is Genevieve and I'm expecting my first baby. I am currently with an African American man. We will have a mixed race child. …

biracial couples kids 
I am biracial and a senior in high school my girlfriend is also biracial and i am very curious if we have kids since we are both exactly the same as far …

Biracial School Registration  
I have never gone on any blogs before but I really need some help and can not seem to find anyone that is understanding my frustration. My husband and …

Multiracial Child with Aspergers and Cultural Issues at Home 
I am a member of the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion, I was injured during a training exercise and I used to be an Army medic and LPN nurse. Now …

Biracial teen hair care 
Our biracial teen has long light brown/blond (that has been straightened/relaxed). Any ideas on haircut styles to cut down on the thickness and bring …

Grandparenting a Biracial Grandchild 
A biracial grandchild will be placed in my custody soon. How do I teach her about her race? Her father will be out of the picture. There are not many of …

Getting equal time 
Our grandson married a woman of West Indian heritage and they now have a son. She comes from a huge family (both her mother and father are one 10 or 12 …

Teaching Biracial Kids Self Acceptance 
I have a daughter who is biracial, I am white and my husband is from Eritrea (eastern Africa). We live in a small town that is not very diverse, although …

"Daddy, am I white? 
My two sons are biracial, my sife is a Fijian Islander (Melanesian), and I am European (White). My oldest son, 7 years, is light in color, and my youngest …

Biracial Children 
My name is Rachael and I was wondering if this is where I can contact Laura Pickford Ramirez. I am a 15-year old biracial child and I just wanted to thank …

What is the matter with people?! 
I have two beautiful and awesome children! I am black and my husband is white. My children are very light skinned and since the birth of my oldest, white …

Help on a report on Biracial Children 
I am helping my cousin write a 3-5 minute report on biracial children, for college. She, herself, has a biracial 5 month old son. I am wondering if there …

How to decide what race a biracel child is? (: 
Hello my name is Melinda. I live in S.C. I have several friend who have biracial children. My question is: how do you are your children decide what race …

The Troubles of Biracial Children 
Bi-Racial children will go through struggles daily, because racism is still alive and well in America. As an African America Jew, I can comment on this …

Who am I? 
My daughter is two years old and last night while my wife and I were bathing her she said she wanted to be white not black. I am the dad (white) and my …

Biracial Child - Who am I? 
My daughter is two years old and last night while my wife and I were bathing her she said she wanted to be white not black. I am the dad (white) and my …

How to teach biracial kids to cope with racist comments? 
I am the white single mother of a beautiful, intelligent and sensitive 12 year old biracial boy. He has started in a new school (a junior high) where …

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Biracial Families - Raising Kids to Feel Good about their Skincolor 
I happened to search on Google and your article on raising biracial kids came up. A mother asked you how to answer her son's question about why his skin …

Fielding Inappropriate Questions about Biracial Child's Identity Not rated yet
So I have a nine year old African/white son and just had a baby who is Ethiopian/White. He is quite the cutie! He gets a lot of attention. However, …

When the Absent Parent Has the Dominant Genes (The Child Looks Like Him/Her) Not rated yet
I have noticed Hispanic mother's berating their children for looking like their African-American father. If his looks or the looks of that race bother …

Whose nationality should Biracial children be...Mothers, or Father's? Not rated yet
Me and my husband have been living in Singapore for 8 years now and our child was born there. Singapore doesn't have the "born there then you are a citizen." …

soon to be single mother of both white and mixed-race chldren Not rated yet
I am a single mother of four children. My children and I all display strong Scandinavian traits (light, straight, fine blonde hair and pale blue eyes). …

three year old asks "Am I black" Not rated yet
I am Portuguese and my husband is from Haiti. I have a three year old daughter and sixteen month old son. My daughter asked me today, after her bath, …

Daughter pregnant with Bi-racial Child. Father not Supportive Not rated yet
My daughter is almost six weeks pregnant with a mixed race child. The father is African American, she is caucasian. She is 25 and this will be her first …

My son is embarrassed because I am white Not rated yet
My 13 year old son told me that he wished I was black. He doesn't want his friends to see me because he wants to be considered "pure" black. He's in …

Daughter is pregnant with a biracial child Not rated yet
My daughter just found out she was pregnant last week. It is with a bi-racial child. The father is African-American. He is younger than her, it was …

My Son Is Half Native American/ Half White Not rated yet
My son is 7 years old he is half Annishnabe and half polish he has two younger sisters who are white. My husband who is the only father that he has ever …

Raising My Biracial Children Not rated yet
I can honestly say that I haven't had any issues raising my biracial children. I also have two children that are not biracial and there hasn't been much …

When can your child fully understand answers about race? Not rated yet
I have an almost 9 year old biracial son. I am white, as well is my husband. His biological father has never been in the picture. We also have 4 other …

Child of Mixed Races Not rated yet
Child of Mixed Races My four year old daughter is half African American and half white. Her father and I are no longer together and I have married and …

Biracial Child and Self-Esteem Not rated yet
How would you build the self-esteem of a biracial child who is constantly asking "what color am I?" This is an eight year old, who attends a predominantly …

BI-RACIAL PRESIDENT Not rated yet
Growing up bi-racial has its own unique issues that are usually never discussed. Bi-racial individuals have a problem identifying "normally" with either …

We can really say and and mean equality is really equal Thanks Pres Obama! Not rated yet
I am a minority with triracial kids. They grew up hearing one language at one grandparents' and great grandparents' home and two at the others. Two distinct …

Raising 2 beautiful bi-racial girls Not rated yet
We are learning something new every day about raising our two bi-racial daughters. My husband and I have been married for 6 years, and we also have 3 …

It Was Time Part I Not rated yet
As I approached my 13th birthday, the mood in my house started changing. My mother an African American woman would start crying out of nowhere for no reason. …

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