children in France

When Cross-Cultural Kids Are Rejected by Their Own Family

My cross-cultural children’s English is starting to sound more international these days. Just recently, a close friend visiting laughed after my son enunciated all the words in: The wa-ter is near the comp-u-ter instead of using the more natural flapped American wader and compuder. The friend’s giggle was spontaneous and light-hearted. But it keeps happening. […]

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Styl’U: French urban culture for children

One of the activities my children and I have discovered in our 8 years of living in a Paris suburb is the people’s fascination with urban culture. Every spring our “commune” of Magny-les-Hameaux, just 20 kilometers southwest of Paris, offers sports workshops for children featuring French urban culture. (Scholarized children enjoy 2 weeks of school vacation

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