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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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10 Tips for Traveling with Kids

There’s no doubt that travel is good for adults and children alike. It fosters compassion, perspective, and a sense of wonder, among other benefits. Many travelers fear the logistical challenges of venturing forth with kids in tow. With a little planning, an adventurous spirit, and the right mindset, traveling with kids can be a rewarding and

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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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