My daughter totally caught me off guard this morning for a "teaching moment." I hope I did OK. The conversation went something like this.
A: "People in China have eyes that look like this." A takes her fingers and pulls the corners of her eyes back.
Mom: "That's not nice, A. Daddy's eyes look like that. You shouldn't make fun of the way people look."
A: "No his eyes don't."
Mom: "Yes, they do. Did someone at school say that? You should tell them it's not nice to make fun of the way people look."
A: "Daddy's eyes don't look like that."
Mom: "Did someone at school say that?"
A is now upset. I have a very sensitive child. She runs off to her room. She needs time to process. She was upset all morning, but did not want to talk anymore about it. I reminded her that if other kids were saying things like that, she should either tell them to stop or get a teacher.
This stuff starts early, huh?