Sunday, October 13, 2013

Adolescence and interracial relationships (Interracial dating)

The young adults now-a-days have grown more open to interracial dating than their elder generation. They never give a thought about the colour of the person anymore, they are more particular about just how cute, hot and cool their partner is, and how comfortable they with the other.

“I like Asian men as they are cute and have a good sense of humour” says a teen white girl. Teens are found to show more importance to the common interest they find in each other than their colour.

Even media around us has changed in with more open views on interracial dating and marriages than before. This gives the teens a comfort and ease to move out with people of different races and culture.

A recent study shows that students who attend more racially diverse school are more likely to have interracial relationship than those who live in less diverse areas.
Even now in few parent’s the very thought about the children dating beyond races is worrying them. They did not understand the fact that adolescence always has space for understanding; it is just a beginning to mature from a naïve form. Unless they grow up and see the real word they cannot come up with a conclusion on their relationship.

 “My parents would never approve me of being with a white girl” an African-American teen says to the media. These words are still heard around some parts of America.
For the parents, whatever you believe and value as a part of your culture is truly understood. But, the time has changed. The best approach is that you can educate your children on interracial dating and marriages. So conversing with your adolescent kid and educating them with your experiences and the real facts about interracial relationships will give them a true expectation of what they are going to encounter. 

· Sit down along with them and share a breezy and casual conversation. You can also take it little formal as it can make them feel more important and adult-like.
· Don’t always present a dark picture of the interracial relationships.  As time has always changed and you know it is no more the same as it was before. The world has started to accept interracial dating and relationships than before. A recent study shows that 1 in 4 teens are open to interracial relationships.
· But at the same time put forward the challenges they would face and let them know that although interracial relationships are accepted by some, not by everyone. Explain the teen about the lack of acceptance they may face among the friends and family; and also the comments they may receive in public. Do not discourage them from engaging into an interracial relationship but let them know the struggle they have to face and handle in this relationship.
· Convey them the importance of being tolerant and create an acceptance towards the hardships in their life.
· Accept questions from your teen about relationships and present them with true answers.
· Discuss with them the positives of being in this relationship and let them also understand that being in an interracial relationship doesn’t pose to be more negative always.  When two different people of different culture have love and respect for each other it will always turn into a beautiful relationship.

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