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Growing up Global: Raising Children to Be at Home in the World

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Growing up Global offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens. Learning about the customs and culture of others around the globe enriches our lives so much and can only lead to better understanding and cooperation for generations to come.-Jane Goodall PhD, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Growing up Global is for every family on the planet, bar none. Tavangar's stellar ideas for deepening children's understanding of-and comfort with-every culture is a must in today's increasingly borderless world. But Tavangar's tips aren't just about imbuing children with the multicultural competence they need to succeed in today's cultural blender; unwittingly or not, she's also provided a road map for connecting more deeply and joyfully with our kids as we uncover the world's smorgasbord of art, movies, books, games, sports, foods, religions (and dispel antiquated stereotypes) on our journey to discovery. This book is a two for one.-Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author, Does Anybody Else Look Like Me: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children

Growing Up Global is an intelligent, thoughtful guide for developing a global orientation in children. The chapter on school experiences around the world was particularly relevant, and I found the service and giving chapter inspirational. This is an encouraging book for a multicultural world -Terri Morrison, co-author, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than Sixty Countries

The single greatest gift you can give your child today is to raise them with a global mind-set. If you read only one book this year about child rearing, make it Growing Up Global. It is relevant for today's families, and long overdue. -Perry Yeatman, author of Get Ahead by Going Abroad

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Outlines numerous activities and ideas through which parents can introduce and raise their children with an awareness of an increasingly globalized world, from learning simple phrases in a variety of languages and appreciating the holiday traditions of other cultures to viewing movies and reading books from other countries. Original.

Synopsis:

Growing up Global offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens. Learning about the customs and culture of others around the globe enriches our lives so much and can only lead to better unders

About the Author

Homa Tavangar has 20 years’ experience working with governments, businesses, international organizations and non-profit agencies in global competitiveness, organizational and business development and cross-cultural issues.

She has lived in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South America, and throughout the United States. In addition to English, she speaks Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Portuguese, and rudimentary French and Swahili. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Economics, and International Development and Public Affairs from UCLA and Princeton University. Her religious heritage includes four of the world’s major faiths, and she has family living on every continent.

Homa has been researching Growing Up Global since spending the first anniversary of 9/11/01 in China, while she served as Special Advisor on International Business Development for the City of Philadelphia. From January through April 2007 she lived in West Africa with her children, where they spent a school term and she blogged their experience for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is married and the mother of three girls, ranging in age from 5 to 15. She is active with their public schools in suburban Philadelphia and serves on the Boards of several international organizations. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Be a friend — Greet your friend — Play — Go to school — Break bread — What do they believe? — Celebrate with the world — Watch the world, read a movie — Sustain your friendship : service & giving.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345517005
Subtitle:
Raising Children to Be at Home in the World
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Tavangar, Homa Sabet
Author:
Homa Sabet Tavangar
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Multiculturalism
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Political Science : Globalization
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090825
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
281

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"Synopsis" by , Growing up Global offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens. Learning about the customs and culture of others around the globe enriches our lives so much and can only lead to better unders
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