Tag: World Citizens

Reporting vs. tattling: Reminding kids to use the power of their voice to resolve conflict

Often, when I’m around large groups of children, I’ll inevitably hear several of them shout, “I’m telling!” Usually, their shouts follow some minor altercation – like after one child pulled another one’s scarf or one child drew on another one’s paper. Unfortunately, the chorus of too many shouts can tend to negate the importance of each individual... 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 »

Class elections: Taking a small step toward social action at just six years old

When did you hold your first elected position? I can’t remember when I did, but I think it wasn’t until high school. And, I know for a fact that it wasn’t when I was six years old. Unfortunately, I can now say the same thing for my younger son. But, that’s not a bad thing.... Read more »

I travel around the world every day - thanks to families across the globe

Do you want to know how I usually start my day? I travel around the world. Yes, I do. And, a large part of my virtual travels are thanks to the Multicultural Kid Blogs bloggers who routinely post photos on Instagram. Thanks to this fantastic group of bloggers from around the world, I can catch real-time images of daily life as it unfolds... Read more »

Welcome to Raising World Citizens!

Last fall, after living in the city for two years (back after a stint in the burbs), my husband and I pledged to start to expose our sons to the world. We put together our list of “must visit” Chicago neighborhoods, booked a family trip abroad (the first time we’ve done international travel since our... Read more »