Humans are creatures of habit. Even when we welcome it, change takes more energy than we expect. So perhaps it’s not surprising that children often find it difficult to make transitions between activities, places and objects of attention. Even more difficult is the challenge of transitioning to a new country. A big move affects directly the behavior of our children, especially for kids who have emotional or developmental challenge.
Venezuela’s rarely recognized racism was part of my childhood. After moving abroad and raising three children, I came to realize it is my job to stand against racism and share with you my fave resources to start doing it now.
Many are the traditions that we, Venezuelans, have for Christmas time. Delicious foods, decoration, folktales and religious practices are part of our daily routine during the holidays. But none of them compare to the rich musical culture that Venezuela has and which has been considered cultural heritage of Latin America for many years. Growing upContinue reading “5 Traditional Christmas Songs from Venezuela to the World”
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”
Discovering Hispanic foods that connect us to traditions, people and places.
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!”
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”
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”
“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”
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”