Raising Global Citizens: Resources

Growing up global: Raising a child who’s at home in the world

Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of the widely-acclaimed, Random House / Ballantine Books release, Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World, named a “Best New Parenting Book” by Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. She is the lead author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners, contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, ed. and is currently working on a 3-book series with Professor Yong Zhao on educating creative, entrepreneurial “World Class Learners.”
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Tips to raising a global citizen

Ana Flores is the founder and CEO of Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc and #WeAllGrow Summit, commanding over 15 years of experience as a content creator, writer and television producer. Ana has dedicated her career to empowering Hispanic America by providing outlets for growth in the digital space. Her first online venture was SpanglishBaby, the award-winning community and resource for parents raising bilingual and bicultural kids.
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Ways to explore the world with your children

MaryAnne was raised as a third culture kid in five countries on three continents. Today she lives in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband and their four children. MaryAnne has degrees in music (B.A), education (M.A.), and medicine (Ph.D.), and she is passionate about finding ways to explore the world no matter where you live. You can find MaryAnne at MamaSmiles.
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Further reading

… on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Global education begins at home: 5 tips to raise world citizens
Learning About Immigration Through Books
Global learning for kids
Rites, rituals and how we live around the world
Elders Are Watching
Retaining Your Roots: Tips for Expats
The Importance of Visiting Grandparents Overseas
Tips for Appreciating Different Cultures in a Non-Diverse Environment
Middle Eastern and Northern African Heritage Month
Black History Month
Why We Need a Hispanic Heritage Month

… on our members’ sites

ABCs of Raising a World Citizen by All Done Monkey
Ideas about raising world citizens, from A-Z.

Teaching Heritage to our Children by Discovering the World through my Son’s Eyes
Tips from a group of mothers from across the world on teaching heritage.

R is for Religion by Faith Seeker Kids
Religion and culture are inextricably linked. Raising global citizens means raising them with an appreciation of other faith practices. Here are some ideas to get you started.

How I Am Raising World Citizens by Hispanic Mama
Raising a generation of children who embrace their world citizenship is the way to empower them to be a voice and make a difference.

Teaching Global Citizenship at Home by Kid World Citizen
How parents can teach global citizenship at home.

Raising Global Citizens: Q is for Questions by Multilingual Parenting
If we want to change any injustice in the world, we first have to question why it exists in the first place. We should teach our kids to never stop asking and to question things they instinctively feel are wrong.

The Importance of Raising Global Learners and Activities to Teach by The Educators’ Spin on it
We believe in the importance of teaching children to experience other cultures with food, art, crafts, music, geography, presentations, and more.

Helping Our Children Understand A Multicultural World by A Life with Subtitles
Kids ask questions. And we want to help our children understand their multicultural world.

5 Tips to Teach Your Heritage to Your Children by Bicultural Mama
Tips for passing down traditions to your children.

Who Are Third Culture Kids, by Ruth Van Reken by Djibouti Jones
What does it mean to raise a global citizen, a third culture kid?

Raising a Global Citizen: Z for Zest by Multicultural Kitchen
Use zest in raising kids and help them discover new cultures, learning languages and cooking.

E is for Environment (A-Z of raising global citizens) by Smart Tinker
How the home environment and the family culture provide the skills and dispositions that global citizens posses. Skills and dispositions like social justice and equity, appreciation of diversity, peace and conflict resolution, and globalization.

They’re gonna hate you for it by Third Culture Mama
Finding our identity beyond that of our country/countries of citizenship.

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