BUT MAIN STORY IS THIS----KIDS NEED REAL PARENTS FOR THE TOUGH STUFF. But, if I didn't give them guidance----what if they chose the goat?
CHILDREN DO NOT NEED FOR THEIR PARENTS TO BE THEIR FRIENDS. I think expressing your views and explaining to kids why you feel the way you do...will go in that direction more likely than if you never told them at all.
She'd be too busy helping build the girls self confidence to even think about race. The girl should be getting counseling, her parents should be complimenting her every chance they get.
To a young teen the opinions of his/her friends or peers matter more than that of the people who love them. Some children that are treated this way in school often end up with serious issues.. Doing things to build her confidence rather than thinking about race. The girl should be getting counseling, her parents should be complimenting her every chance they get. I don't mind telling you that I tell my kids to stay with their race---not because of me but because of future kids that must be ridiculed.
Quit low rating other races by acting like they'll take anything.
If the person that is responsible for the post, were really a family friend she wouldn't have posted it.
As a child of mixed race (white/hispanic) I have been in Lamar County most of my life, and have never been treated badly because of my "race".
I just hope that you can consider that the person of another race that you teen is interested in, may love her more and treat her better than anyone of her own race ever will.
I grew up with friends of all races from the time I was young, and that may have been because my parents had friends of all races, but I wouldn't trade them for anything and I would be fighting mad if they were shunned because of their race but I would TRY to understand the whole situation and the feelings of the parents.
I will keep my finger crossed that you make a carefully thought on decision on the subject.
As long as the boy she is dating is treating her well and being respectful, I wouldn't discourage it at all. Make it about how your daughter is being treated by the young man she is interested in.