“People grow through experience

if they meet life honestly and courageously.

This is  how character is built.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is important that children are proud of their culture/religion/ethnicity because it makes  up who they are and how society will relate to them. Teach your child about foods,  traditions, holidays and festivities from your culture. Help your child to not be ashamed  of their heritage. The Western society is full of stereotypes. Help your child to know that  they do not have to identify with any of those stereotypes. The world is full of racism and prejudice and perhaps at one time or another this may be an experience for your child. Ask your child what do they want their legacy to be? Ask yourself the same question.

Marie M. Roker, from

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