Becoming a Grandparent to a Multiracial Baby

2019-03-15T10:46:06+00:00March 15th, 2019|

  My first multiracial grandchild was born recently and I am in the throes of falling in love again. I’m remembering the thrills of having a new baby all over again as I listen to my son talk about his new daughter. I also remember the questions about racial identity and children. I’ve learned a lot about the subject since my own biracial children were born and I was clueless. Are things different when you have a multiracial child instead of a single race one? Yes and no. A child [...]

Project RACE Grandparents

2019-03-04T11:01:03+00:00March 4th, 2019|

Isabel Guarco’s NY Times article about visiting the birthplace of a grandmother and a culture she has never known is poignant and thought-provoking.  We so often focus on physical similarities (or dissimilarities) of multi-racial heritage and give the cultural aspects less attention.  Part of understanding who we are is seeking to understand, appreciate and honor all parts of our racial and cultural heritage.  Guarco’s parents set a wonderful example of helping her assimilate all parts of her history by telling her stories of the Filipino grandmother she never knew.  As [...]

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