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"I played with the white guy," said our 3-year-old

Our 3-year-old is our shy guy. He has a heart of gold, but he's cautious of other people. My husband and I have been working with him to still be kind and friendly to others even if he's bashful. He doesn't have to be super outgoing, but it's important he learn how to meet people. He spends a lot of time with mom and dad, and we don't want the change to shock him when he's surrounded by new faces next year at preschool.

One day recently when I came home from work, my husband was standing in the kitchen with a smirk on his face. He said to me, "so this was interesting." He goes on to tell me that he picked Jack up from the gym daycare and my husband asked our son, "did you introduce yourself to anyone or play with anyone today?" Jack looked at him and said, "yes, I played with the white guy."

My husband was a bit taken aback. He then followed Jack's finger pointing to a boy, the only African American boy in the room who happened…

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