bilingualchildren, expat life, Raising Global Children

¡Auxilio, mi hija no habla español!

En un ámbito tan lleno de cambios como lo es la transición migratoria, la única constante que encuentro en todas mis consultas es el temor y la queja constantes de los padres hispanohablantes que ven como sus retoños pierden el idioma español en frente de sus ojos y sin poder hacer nada. Y es que… Sigue leyendo ¡Auxilio, mi hija no habla español!

Culture, expat life, Raising Global Children, Worldpeace

Creating a Culture of Peace at Home

Last week I had the honor to be invited to the  World Law Congress  in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish capital became the international center of the legal world, where a numerous group of jurists, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and professionals of diverse fields from different countries gathered to present their ideas, research, and innovative proposals to… Sigue leyendo Creating a Culture of Peace at Home

bilingualchildren, expat life, Raising Global Children

The Challenging Path of Bilingualism

Every day I read comments written by parents worried about their children’s refusal to speak the native language at home. Somehow moms and dads out there feel admiration for my three offsprings who speak English, Spanish and German willingly and happily. The reality falls far away from what it is projected in social media. My… Sigue leyendo The Challenging Path of Bilingualism

expat life, Food, Raising Global Children

Holiday Season Recipes to Promote Diversity at Home

“One cannot think well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf Eating is esencial to human survival. Eating is the centerpiece of family reunions, friends gatherings and traditions all around the world. Therefore, using food to raise cultural awareness at home is an easy and effective way to get our families familiarized… Sigue leyendo Holiday Season Recipes to Promote Diversity at Home

expat life, Raising Global Children, TCK Life, Thanksgiving

G.R.A.C.I.A.S. Spanish Word to Experience this Thanksgiving

Living in the United States was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I married in Fort Worth, Texas, my children were born there as well, I learned to speak English and found wonderful friends. The States were my home for twelve years and that means that I have spent most of my… Sigue leyendo G.R.A.C.I.A.S. Spanish Word to Experience this Thanksgiving

Raising Global Children, TCK Life

Improving your Child’s Cultural Intelligence with Joy Sun Bear

Nowadays developing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is a task that should be added to any parenting goals list and to every teacher’s lesson plan. In an ever growing and changing world, having high levels of diversity awareness and being able to cross-culturally interact with other people are necessary tools to succeed in the future.  While many… Sigue leyendo Improving your Child’s Cultural Intelligence with Joy Sun Bear

expat life, Raising Global Children, TCK Life, The Transition Suitcase

Kids and the 4 Stages of Transition

Transition is the only constant in life. Ever since we are born we have to deal with changes that somehow shape our personality. Nowadays, moving overseas is commonly found and encouraged by cross-cultural trainers, families and employers. The Global Expatriates Forecast for the Worldwide Market Report stated that there are roughly 58 million expats worldwide… Sigue leyendo Kids and the 4 Stages of Transition

Raising Global Children, TCK Life

Self-Reflections of my Son Eddie about his Life as a Latino TCK

Being a TCK (Third Culture Kid) can be quite the confusing experience, for others and myself. Especially in school, the name Eduardo Alejandro Garcia in Germany stands out amongst a sea of “Tims” and “Florians”. Most people immediately assume I’m from Spain and I have to clarify that I’m actually Venezuelan. Of course I also… Sigue leyendo Self-Reflections of my Son Eddie about his Life as a Latino TCK

Raising Global Children

Raising Children Abroad

Very often I'm asked about my children and their integration process here in our host country. As I always explain, moving to Germany has been one of the greatest experiences we could've ever had, so many opened doors, so many chances to expose our kids to other cultures and languages... simply put: PRICELESS. Although we… Sigue leyendo Raising Children Abroad