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Where are you from is difficult to answer for many. What to ask instead?

10 Alternatives to ‘Where are you from?’

Where are you from? is part of common questions people use when they first meet each other. Yet, many see it as offensive or even simply too difficult to answer. Cross-cultural children, in particular, struggle with that question. Children who have lived or live a globally-mobile life or have parents from different origins/ethnicity will struggle

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Top Tips for Raising a Multicultural Family Around the World

Dubai: I looked over in astonishment, as my husband walked over to the playground with our 4 year old and 2 year old, and promptly took a seat on a nearby bench. Within seconds, one child had already climbed up a tree house and the other was standing hesitatingly at the slide. I looked over at

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Home or Away: Multicultural Kid Blogs’ Instagram Challenge

During the week of May 16-22, Multicultural Kid Blogs hosted the #MeetTheMKBBlogger Instagram challenge.  It was a fun challenge to get to know our members better by participating with the prompts for each day.  There were over 220 participating posts for the challenge. The prompt “home or away” was by far the most meaningful one.

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Geraldo, by Ann Margaret Sharp: Book Review and Workshop

“Leaving my old country, my grandfather and my friends was so sudden that I wanted to stay silent forever” in Geraldo Geraldo is a sensitive and inquisitive boy whose whole world is uprooted as he suddenly moves to another country and is immersed into a new culture. His initial reaction is withdrawal and silence, as

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