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Dr. Christina Edmondson: Black Toddler Matchmaking

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For the last couple of years my ears have been privy to a conversation among several African American parents of newborns or toddlers. On the surface, it’s pretty comical to hear parents discuss what sounds like toddler matchmaking. These parents seem motivated by the fear that their daughter in particular will have few options for future mate selection. Certainly, this seems like a premature concern when your kid is not yet out of diapers. However, the frequency of these conversations has spurred me to think about this sentiment more seriously. And as the mother of two young daughters, I too must admit my own worries over this matter. Lately, the question that I have been pondering is this: how is our parenting impacted when we think that mate selection will be a struggle for our child 2 decades from now?

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