By Katia Hetter, Special to CNN
Updated 8:52 AM EST, Tue October 4, 2011
(CNN) — Olivia Nakamura can still remember the neighbor who always hosted a barbecue in his front yard for his son’s birthday party. He’d invite all the kids on their suburban Seattle block, except her son and the Asian-American children who lived there.
“I think it was racially motivated since he never invited the other family as well,” says Nakamura (not her real name), who has since returned with her husband and two sons to her home state of Hawaii. “My son was only 3 years old, so I just told him they were having a family party.”
Welcome to exclusion on the play date circuit.
What should parents do when someone else won’t let their kid play with yours? No matter who you are, some parents won’t like your family.
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