The GREAT thing about raising my children in Oak Park is I don't have to teach them!! Alternative family structures have been part of their lives as long as they can remember living here. When something is normal to you, it doesn't require explanation or teaching. I continue to tell them and show them that all families are special. And when they have had a question, I've answered truthfully and without hedging, so as to make sure they know these aren't alternatives, families of all makeups are NORMAL.
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