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3 Parenting Tips from the Danish

The internet is filled with parenting tips. Why? Because we want to give our children the building blocks for success in life: discipline, education, resilience. We want to help them develop a global mindset, learn empathy, and make the world a better place. That’s the gist of conscious parenting. In essence, having a set of […]

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give your child the world

3 Simple Ways to Give Your Child the World

Sometimes parenting feels more like day-to-day survival than intentional action. From breakfast to bedtime, we’re so busy keeping our kids fed, clothed, healthy, and safe that raising a good global citizen gets lost in the shuffle. So, how do you give your child the world? Read on for three simple ways to make the travel […]

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5 Tips to Raise Tolerant Children in a Multi Faith World

Around 84% of the world’s population is connected to some kind of religion, so there’s a pretty good chance that your kids are going to run into someone who has different beliefs at some point in their lives.  Whether it’s in their schools, teams, clubs or the jobs they will eventually go into, we all […]

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Raising globally minded children through family travel

How Travel Can Release Our Kids from the Confines of Our Own Culture

Definition of “Culture” from Dictionary.com: “The sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another.” What’s the good, bad, and ugly of your home culture? No matter where you’re from, you’ve lived and breathed that particular way of living for a good bit […]

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Traveling with Kids during the school year

The Teacher’s Guide to Traveling with Children During the School Year

That is so awesome that you are taking time to travel with your family! I truly believe that travel is an experience that everyone deserves and needs. Seeing the world is not only fun, but it also enriches our lives and expands our perspectives. By traveling abroad with your children, you are taking a pivotal […]

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Conscious Parenting: Educational Gifts for Kids

Conscious Parenting: Educational Gift Ideas for Kids

It’s the holiday season and practicing conscious parenting can become slightly more difficult. There are stockings to be filled, traditions to be honored, gifts to be given. Before you give into the gift buying craziness, consider taking a more conscious approach this year. As a reminder, to your child, there’s no better gift than spending quality […]

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Travelling abroad with children

How to Parent Like a Spaniard

Spain might have a king, but the kids are the ones who truly rule the country. Little ones are an intrinsic part of everyday life. And life seems to revolve around family. We lived in Madrid for four wonderful years. Yet, the cultural differences never ceased to amaze me. Especially when it comes to parenting. […]

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Traveling with children

World Stories: Halloween and the Origin of Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic harvest festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires, leave food and wine on their doorsteps to ward off the departed, and wear costumes to avoid being recognized by these ghosts. In the 8th century, the Christian church instituted All Saints’ Day, also called All […]

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Gentle parenting and travel

Parenting for a Better World: Why We Need Global Citizens

As if parenting weren’t demanding enough, raising a child today comes with an extra challenge. We’re parenting our children for a world that is seamlessly connected in many ways, yet deeply divided in fundamental aspects. Technology may bring us closer, but the psychological distance is more evident than ever. The world craves peace, harmony and understanding. […]

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Indra's Net

World Stories: Indra’s Net

The power of tales and short stories in our children’s lives and upbringing is immense. Stories are magic. They teach us about the world, its people and cultures. They help us make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Earlier this year, I heard the beautiful story of Indra’s Net, a traditional Buddhist and […]

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