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How to handle intrusive questions from strangers
We are a transracial family. My husband and I are Caucasian and my daughter is Hispanic.
We get two questions quite frequently when we are out and I want to make sure we are handling it in the best possible way for our daughter.
1.) Many people “assume” her race, and I politely correct them or ignore it.
2.) I’m going to sound like a very boastful parent:) My daughter has a full head of gorgeous curls (she’s 2) so the amount of hair stands out, and the curls get tons of attention when we are out. It’s typical to hear, “Where do those curls come from?” at least 2-3 times a day while running errands. My husband has blond hair and I have dark wavy hair. I usually say, isn’t she lucky!” or “God’s gift:)”. I don’t feel anyone needs to know more than that. It’s wonderful to receive compliments but it’s also stressful, coming up with a response on the fly.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, my daughters interest is my first priority!
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