Motivating Your Child to Read in The Target Language

Reading helps your child to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. It is an exciting way to spark your child’s imagination and stimulates curiosity. Above all these, reading promotes language learning at home when you and your child wish to learn a foreign language. We started reading at home when myContinue reading “Motivating Your Child to Read in The Target Language”

¡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 queContinue reading “¡Auxilio, mi hija no habla español!”

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 toContinue reading “Creating a Culture of Peace at Home”

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. MyContinue reading “The Challenging Path of Bilingualism”

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 familiarizedContinue reading “Holiday Season Recipes to Promote Diversity at Home”

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 myContinue reading “G.R.A.C.I.A.S. Spanish Word to Experience this Thanksgiving”

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 manyContinue reading “Improving your Child’s Cultural Intelligence with Joy Sun Bear”

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 worldwideContinue reading “Kids and the 4 Stages of Transition”

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 alsoContinue reading “Self-Reflections of my Son Eddie about his Life as a Latino TCK”