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

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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.
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
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. ...more
Amy Renshaw
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book that encourages kids to explore the world's wonderful diversity of races, religions, and cultures with enthusiasm and respect. It's a must-read for encouraging your kids or students to be world citizens and connect with friends of many backgrounds and beliefs. A trusted and treasured resource! ...more
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for everyone, whether you have children or not! Tavangar breaks this comprehensive book into nine, easy to read chapters. Topics range from religion to food to media and beyond. Each section includes a huge array of resources and activities, broken down by age, for cultivating a more global and empathetic mindset in both children and ourselves. She finishes with an overview of the Millennium Development Goals loaded with tips for advancing them both locally and globally. I read this ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Growing Up Global is an excellent resource for any home or classroom. The book contains great ideas for broadening kids access to the bigger world through play, film, activities, and conversations. I love the wide range of ideas to learn about different cultures and ethnicities to deepen understanding and empathy.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Best suited to parents of younger children who themselves don’t have much international experience
Jan 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Mark Vornholt
Jun 11, 2011 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 30, 2015 marked it as to-read
I'm about half-way through, so far. ...more
Laurene Jewell
May 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
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.
Mar 12, 2013 marked it as to-read
For future ideas for preschool

Skimmed. Not much for how to books... Unless maybe it was the basis for a discussion.
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