Snapshots of the 2012 International Day at School [or ‘when you’ve got more than one Country in your heart!’].

This past international day at the kids school made me remember a post I wrote some time back, about raising our children with a sense of different cultures… honoring and loving their unique background…

This past International Day at the kids school made me remember a post I wrote some time back, about raising our children with a sense of different cultures… honoring and loving their unique background…

Picking their ‘home countries’ up for the 2010 World Cup!

When you’ve got more than one place in your heart …you’re expected to love, honor and respect them both [or the 3, 4… of them!]

Living in-between cultures, besides being an exciting experience, could be pretty challenging, as well.

Raising children from hybrid cultures offers countless possibilities to keep traditions alive, maintaing memories and links to the home country always fresh. It takes a great deal of effort. But it’s worth the trouble.

Witnessing your kids cherishing different traditions, honoring and respecting your and your spouse’s home countries, is worth any extra work. It’ll pay forward, we hope! ♥

They are learning to love and respect their mixed culture. They’re beginning to understand historical events, their causes and consequences. They’re learning that any country is not just about land, but also, its people, their beliefs and their sense of social respect. Hybrid cultures are a rich experience. Hopefully, our three TCKs will grow up comprehending that the world they live in is much bigger than geography may present itself. And a country’s boundaries go as far as its people. We bring our culture with ourselves. Our traditions, our honor, our respect to others. Wherever we are. Wherever we move to. It’s good to know that some of us ‘serial expats’ bring more than one country in our hearts!

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Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AUTHOR, (aspiring) AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

11 thoughts on “Snapshots of the 2012 International Day at School [or ‘when you’ve got more than one Country in your heart!’].”

    1. I’m really glad it’s doing its job… My family is by far, the most important thing for me… I feel like we’re always trying to make sure everyone is love, cared for, and respected… Hopefully, we’re doing the right thing… Thanks for stopping by…

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  1. Those kids are growing up so fast…just from this Summer! Thank you all for my beautiful Birthday wishes in October. Meant so much. How about our newest little Jackson? So happy for all.

    Kisses and hugs to all.

    Janet & Ed

    janeteckman@verizon.net

    Tel: 410.987.9045

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    1. Thank you for your words of support, Marcia! I guess, from time to time, it’s good to have others evaluate the road we’re taking [regarding raising our family], and offer un-bias feedback… It’s good to know there are others out there with the same line of thought… Glad you enjoyed the post, as well… Your [and others!] appreciation is the main reason I keep blogging/sharing/discussing our life experiences & challenges! Thank you! 😮

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        1. Hey! That’s why I write/blog/share my thoughts… No agenda.. not trying to sell anything… not pushing anybody towards a certain direction… No platform… It’s about our life, our family, and our experiences… that’s enough said! 😮

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