Teaching our biracial children about acceptance & fitting in
My biracial children are no different than your children. You know what…Scratch that, my kids are extremely different. Your kids are extremely different. The fact is all kids are extremely different, unique, and special in their own way. And that’s what we’ve always taught our children. They’re not different because they’re biracial; But because no two people are exactly alike.
The reality we have to deal with
Sadly, not everyone will accept (or like) my children, and that’s coming from all sides of the aisle. However, my husband and I are people who never needed anyone to accept us or make us feel like we fit in. We know that fitting in is just not part of our calling, so it’s also not our priority.
However, we’ve also come to realize that our kids are just that, kids. We chose this life as adults. We’ve never had to work through feelings of being uneasy, or not being able to find our place. Our children are straddling the line between two worlds, being biracial is something we’ve never had to deal with.
Not needing others approval and learning to love & accept themselves is a pretty tough concept for a kid, I get it. All kids just want to fit in, be picked for the team, they even want hair or skin that resembles their friends.
So, for the last few months we’ve been taking steps to help the kids feel more comfortable in their skin and their unique identity.
Head over to meet up with Karissa at BecomingKiona.com to see what lessons we’ve been teaching the kids. I’ve also got some much needed biblical truth & verses for you and the kids to study. Our ultimate calling is not to fit it, but to stand apart from the world and be an example. check out how I’m weaving that into this lesson.
More than our skin color, hair texture, or ancestral lines, we’re first and foremost children of God. Let’s teach them to stand in that identity!