Kayleigh Fazan – My mixed heritage parenting experience (British-Pakistani)

I married a British born, Pakistani man and we have a son.

He is almost 4 years old and I am incredibly mindful of the challenges in society around racial discrimination. Having learnt about my husband’s experience as a child in a small town, we intentionally decided to integrate our son into city living and only attend diverse daycares with a mixture of children.

A conscious decision as we want him to know that humans come in all shapes, colours, sizes, abilities and more.

We read books that are from other cultures and he learns about all kinds of foods and traditions. A stark contrast to our own upbringing.

As a child, I knew very little about other cultures, almost blind actually and 95% of my school was white…this isn’t wrong, but it hardly sets the tone for diversification and cultural education through peer to peer relationships.

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