How to Talk to Kids About Race: What’s Appropriate for Ages 3-8
The topic of race is too often reduced to encouraging our children to ignore the racial differences around them, with the idea that this will result in creating a “colorblind” child who is more inclusive in her ability to see beyond color. This approach is inadequate and does not promote inclusivity. The following is a developmental guide to talking about race for ages three to eight.
Cross-Cultural Parenting in Guatemala: Rethinking Cultural Norms
Would you judge a mom giving coffee to her infant in a bottle? You shouldnt. Heres why.
Homeschooling in Myanmar: Visiting Bagan
A few weekends ago, we piled into my friends van and drove eight hours to Bagan, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, located in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. At its height there were over 10,000 pagodas in the Bagan plains alone. Today there are only 2200 pagodas still standing.
How Immersion Travel Helped My Kids Progress in Spanish
I couldn’t wait to see how my kids would do with their new Spanish when we got to Mexico. 10 days advanced their Spanish way more than I anticipated.
Speak Up for the Animals, Mama! A Vegetarian in Africa
It is an argument used by parents of picky eaters the world over: think of the starving children in Africa. But in Kenya where those starving children can be found on your doorstep, such admonishment applies to nearly anyone with a self-imposed dietary restriction. When I tell people that I am a vegetarian they assume it must be for medical reasons. Why else would an African woman who can afford to eat meat blankly refuse what so many of her compatriots don’t have the luxury to turn down?