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My heart goes out to your daughter *sniff*

I went through several years of being teased about my last name when I was in grade school. I am not sure your daughter will be proud of her family name for decades to come. (I'm okay with my family name now, but even back then I just wanted a different Chinese family name.)

Maybe my situation would have been better if my parents spoke to my teacher right from the get go (but they were very hands-off in any part of my life. And they thought it was funny that I wanted a different last name.) Actually, my dad suggested I beat up the kids who called me names. Not only was it a bad idea, but there were too many of them.

Just let your daughter know that the name calling will eventually stop, and that it doesn't mean she's not liked.

3 years, 4 months ago on Dealing With Asian Name Calling & Bullying

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