My 5 year old son demanded a haircut because he doesnt like his curly hair. Its too curly. He wants hair thats like Fletcher's. (Fletcher is his white friend from day care). My son and his sister are the only blacks at the day care. I dont know how to broach the subject with him.

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Socialize and expand the friends circle. I made a point to ensure my kids had diversity and were able to see themselves in leadership roles, teaching Sunday school, social clubs, basketball, tennis. Groups for boys and girls only as well.

That way differences are normal.
We focused on building confidence and security in the way they look by involving them in community theatre plays, dances, etiquette classes with peers and othe culturally diverse experiences.

It’s a continuous effort as parents will need to instill and support kids because there is always someone willing and able to harm their self esteem.

Good luck🍀


Sounds like a great opportunity to talk to him about why his hair is that curly...

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