diverse books for tweens

10 Diverse Middle Grade Novels for Older Kids

My 10- and 11-year-old girls and I love getting lost in a good novel together before bed. I always look for stories that we will all enjoy equally. I...
how to talk to kids about race

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Ages 3 to 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.

How to Choose the Right Preschool in Multicultural Families

Choosing the right school for your kid is a decision that many parents don’t take lightly and it starts from preschool.  The level of due diligence many parents take...

Things to Do in Casablanca, Morocco with Kids

When I first moved to Casablanca with my 8 and 10 year olds, I had no idea what to do with them or where to go. The city just...

An Islamic Perspective on Childrearing and Discipline

Thanks to a small number of Muslims and large chunks of the mainstream media, Islam has gained a reputation for severity and harshness. When it comes to the way we raise our children this can often be true, but usually due to our cultural backgrounds more than our faith.
myths of multilingual families

Myths of Multilingual Families

The key to learning languages in the home—whether one, two, or even more—is interaction. Interaction involves speaking and listening. In many intercultural families, however, children do not become bilingual.