Anika, in my relatives itself, some people worship white skin like anything. I know many parents who put down their children by getting obsessed to remove their tan, putting besan haldi obsessively - but they never realise how much it is affecting the child's self perception . It is we only who are perpetuating about color collectively. Color doesnt matter either for getting the good jobs or good husband or good friends. The kind of job/husband/friends one gets due to color are those types absolutely not worth having. When I went into outside world, studies,college job- I have seen many many girls who are brown or more dark, and they are so beautiful, so confident, so successful and did love marriage with great guys. Those who like themselves they always end up having a great life, while those who worry too much about society are never able to move ahead much. You have to teach confidence to your kid.