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.
Discovering Hispanic foods that connect us to traditions, people and places.
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”
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”
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”
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”