Growing up Global

Growing up Global

Raising Children to Be at Home in the World

Book - 2009
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In today's increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global , Tavangar shares with all of us her "parenting toolbox" to help give our children a vital global perspective.

Whether you're mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you'll discover

* fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family's worldview
* simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths
* creative ways to gain geography literacy
* handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life

Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780345506542
Characteristics: xvii, 281 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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