Friday, December 30, 2011

And Our Sensitive Parenting Award Goes to...

Rory, Boo's Mom Who Writes an Open Letter to People Regarding Touching Chocolate Hair

Here's an excerpt: "While asking me about my daughter’s hair, please do not start touching it. Just because I am a vanilla parent this does not mean that you have an “in” to touch chocolate hair for the first time. I have had too many people tell me, “Oooh, I’ve always wondered what their hair felt like,” while pawing my daughter. She’s not an animal, she’s a human being.

We teach our children that strangers touching them in inappropriate ways is wrong and that they should tell an adult immediately. In our opinion, anytime a child is touched by anyone who feels that they have a right to do so, against the child’s wishes and without the child’s permission, is inappropriate.

You see, every chocolate/jam/cheetos handprint on her hair from other children and/or adults is a mark on her dignity. She is small, but she does have personal space and a sense of self-worth. When you invade that space without her permission you are telling her that she has no rights to her body; that her desire to be left untouched is not as important as your curiosity.

Even if your hands are clean, they still leave a an invisible mark."

We so agree. Rory, if you get wind of this eblast, please contact us at for a free copy of "When I Close My Eyes," by Ty Allan Jackson. We love it and Boo will too.

We found this open letter and lots more on interracial adoption, parenting and hair at the Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care blog. Great blog!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

We saw When I Close My Eyes at the 2011 Harlem Book Fair and were blown away by the warm and lyrical text. "When I close my eyes, there is so much to see. It opens up a whole new world to me. I have so much fun and oh how time flies.. to come from out of the clouds, I just open my eyes." The illustrations are fabulous. We love this book; you will too! Our only issue: As of this writing the book was not available in hard cover.

Author: Ty Allan Jackson; illustrator: Jonathan Shears. 32 pp. Ages: Birth-6. Softcover. Publisher: Big Head Books, 2011. MSRP: $8.95. Available now.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

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It was shocking to watch by hidden camera as these children, one by one, did the exact opposite of what they had been taught. Is there anything more we can do to protect our children from predators?

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