Category: World Stories

global citizen

3 Ways to Raise a Global Citizen at Home

Inspiring your child to be a good global citizen doesn’t have to stop when the family vacation is over. Raising global citizens is an ongoing commitment that can and should continue well after the luggage gets unpacked. Want some creative ways to inspire your kiddo to be a citizen of the world year-round? Check out […]

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multicultural kids

Raising Multicultural Kids with World Folktales

Want a fun way to nurture multicultural kids at home? Want to expose them to important life lessons while you’re at it? Then, it’s time to cuddle up together and dive into the colorful world of folktales. Why folktales? Every culture in the world uses them to teach universal truths and cultural values.  Folktales explore […]

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parenting tips

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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Raising globally minded children through family travel

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

Definition of “Culture” from “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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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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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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