Category: Raising World Citizens

How do you define “world citizen”?

How do you define “world citizen”?
These days, to me, it seems like the world keeps getting smaller, and the impact we, as individuals, can have on it, keeps getting bigger. The inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are regularly shared in countless memes via social media, with a big spike in shares happening on Martin Luther King Day. The amazing... Read more »

5 ways to channel a child’s vivid imagination into creative pursuits

My husband and I have been struggling with an ongoing parenting challenge. We want our sons to dream big, but we also want to find ways to channel their creativity into pursuits that allow them to better themselves and potentially the world – as students, people and world citizens. You see, our sons, like most... Read more »

Celebrating diversity: Can pointing out our differences help bring us together?

I admit it. I used to want my sons to not see the differences between us. When my sons were young, I’d never call attention to a person’s differences. I felt like if I didn’t point them out, they wouldn’t see them. Instead, my sons would grow up to be “people” who just saw other “people.” And, they wouldn’t be quick to categorize them by what makes... Read more »

5 ways you can encourage your child to be an "upstander"

“I have a dream.” It’s hard to not think of these four words whenever I think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a parent, I want my sons to dream big. I want them to think they can be and do anything. And, I don’t want anything to hold them back. But, I don’t just want them... Read more »

6 simple ways to raise world citizens

You don’t have to travel around the world to raise world citizens. In fact, you can do just that without ever leaving your hometown. It’s really that simple. It doesn’t matter if you live in a big city or a small town. It doesn’t matter if you speak one language or three. It doesn’t matter if you can trace... Read more »