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Name: Christzen
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My partner and I of 7 years are looking to have a baby. I am scared to death of the prejudices that our child may encounter. Any ideas on how to respond to discrimination on the playground or the office?
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Name: new_dad71 | Date: Dec 26th, 2007 11:01 PM
Kids discriminate on so many fronts. Depending on where you live, I think it's mostly how you raise your child. Also, instead of the negative things that can happen, think of all the positive things that can happen too. Good luck! 

Name: D - D | Date: Dec 29th, 2007 7:55 PM
Unfortunately no matter what situation a child comes from they will be discriminated against, in general, as horrible as it is, thats what children do. One week they are going to pick on the child with the red curly hair, one week they are going to pick on the child that comes from a poorer area than the rest, on week they are going to pick on the child without the Nike trainers. Thats life. What you have to do is make sure your child is confident enough and feels good enough about themselves to be able to deal with all that is thrown at them. Sit them down and talk to them, tell them the facts. To them it is 'normal' to have same sex parents, explain to them that not all children will see it that way, but not to worry about anything that is said to them because all families are different, and that they are lucky that they have two parents that love them so much. Try to involve the other school children too, volunteer at school, have play days, sleepovers, that way the children will see that your family is no different to theirs and it might help bring about a little understanding. Good luck in whatever you decide. 

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