By Brandy Black
Recently, my wife Susan and I learned that a young black boy at my children’s school was being teased for the color of his skin. It broke my heart to hear, but reminded me that as a two-mom family home, my children could be the target of teasing too.
So we asked our kids, “How is our family different?” in our newest YouTube video. It’s interesting enough to see that though our children are aware that all families are different, it took them awhile to realize that one way in which their family is different from others, is that they have two moms. Of course, having two moms is normal for them, even though that’s not the viewpoint in every American household.
Though my daughters and son haven’t been teased about having two moms, one day it could happen, and I wanted to instill in them the beauty of diversity and standing up for others who are being teased for being different, born different, or having a non-traditional family.
Though I’d love to be there for my children every step of the way and shield them from teasing, or worse, I can’t be. But I’m hoping chats like these give them confidence to speak up for themselves and to speak up for others.
Check out the video below: