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Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World

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In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Ardyth
May 03, 2016 Ardyth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful! Filled with resources and ideas to incorporate global awareness into life at home or school. From simple to sophisticated, from small daily changes to films and projects, great for parents or teachers whose kids range anywhere between preschool and high school senior year.

Worth owning so you can refer to it - and use its ideas - often.
Lindsey
I ended up skimming over a lot of this book. It has a holier-than-thou tone to it which annoyed me. There was also a lot of information that just didn't interest me. I did, however, find value in her list of foreign films for kids and books that can help kids gain a more global perspective.
Rachel
Jan 05, 2010 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: global
Read this hoping to get some good ideas for work, but it really is intended as more of a home manual--things families can do together to build a more global outlook/awareness of other cultures. Tons of great ideas, some much easier than others unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

Was a little disappointed with the few references to the "Far East" that were included (And does anyone still call it the Far East? Wouldn't East Asia be more PC?), but overall I did come away with a much greater
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Mark V
Sep 09, 2012 Mark V rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't read it cover-to-cover, juust went through and read the chapters that jumped out at me. Lots of good ideas, but I'd love to meet the people who have enought free time to commit to all of this. Enjoyable and inspiring or guilt inducing, depending on the week you're having.
Christine
Aug 23, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, non-fiction
Neat book about creating global awareness and knowledge for your kids and family. Full of ideas and resources. Would have been great to have around when the girls were younger. The section on world music helped me discover I really like Brazilian bossanova.
Laurene Jewell
Aug 30, 2010 Laurene Jewell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: family
Gives a lot of great recommendations and things to think about and fun things to do for ones family. I will definitely be referencing this book for the future.
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