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Raising Global Children
by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and Marshall S. Berdan
Publisher:American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Number of pages:244 pages
Date published:2013
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Today's children need to develop a global mindset -- an indispensable tool for success.

Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest to learn about the world early on. Raising Global Children provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this comprehensive book has something for every parent and teacher. It is a combination parenting-advocacy book that is the first of its kind to detail why global awareness is important, what raising global children means, and how to develop a global mindset.

Raising global children doesn't have to cost much money, and it's for every family. The authors make a strong case for the importance of both small and big ways that adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset in children, including:

  • Encouraging curiosity, empathy, flexibility and independence
  • Supporting foreign language learning as early as possible
  • Exploring culture through books, food, music and friends
  • Expanding a child's world through travel at home and abroad
  • Helping teens hone their global mindedness
  • Advocating for teaching global education in schools
Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals, the down-to-earth, inspiring advice makes raising global children a fun and engaging experience for the whole family.

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. Based on her work in more than 50 countries, she counsels companies on global issues, and speaks frequently on college campuses.

Marshall S. Berdan is a freelance travel writer who has traveled to more than 70 countries. He is a former high school English teacher and business journalist who has lived and worked in Stockholm and Hong Kong.