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My Parents Treat My Adopted, Mixed-Race Son Differently

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Dear Harriet, We are a mixed race couple with an adopted mixed race four year old son. I can see my parents showing preferential treatment towards my sisters’ children who are not mixed race and are not adopted. I thought my parents were more fair minded. I am very hurt and angry. How shall I handle this?

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I Before Me

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By Richard Middleton Photo Credit © Shannon McClendon The devil, as they say, is in the details. My two-year-old son, Karl, stands before me, arms up-stretched. “I pick you up and hold you,” he says. This does not mean what it seems to mean, he doesn’t want to scoop Daddy up in his arms. He […]

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The Politics of Bilingualism

by Corey

I wrote this article back in 2005 for the Bilingual/Bicultural Family Network . What is disappointing to me is that things don’t seem to have changed much since then.  Or have they?

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Ask François Grosjean: Can I Change From One Language Or Method To Another?

by Corey

While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children. It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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Ask François Grosjean: Are My Bilingual Children Getting Enough Exposure?

by Corey

While Prof. Emeritus François Grosjean was working on his wonderful book Bilingual: Life and Reality, he asked me to send him a list of questions that I felt weighed the heaviest on the minds of parents raising multilingual children.  It is my honor to present both my questions and Prof. Grosjean’s answers here at Multilingual […]

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