Saturday, January 2, 2010

Raising Global Citizens

How can we raise children to be socially aware, religiously tolerant, environmentally responsible, culturally sensitive, with a deep sense of themselves and a meaningful connection to their communities?

How do we balance honouring our children's innate curousity and ability to connect with the need to protect them from becoming overwhelmed by all the work there is to do in this world?

Where do we start when we aren't really clear on all the complexities of issues ourselves?

How can we foster that generousity, volunteerism and altruism in our children when our days are full now?

How do we talk to  kids about sensitive issues without scaring or overwhelming them?

All I know is that we can't do it alone.  My goal is to use this blog as a place to explore these sorts of issues.  Through interviews, resource reviews, suggestions for activities and discussions about what is involved in educating and parenting our children for a different world, together we can explore the many facets of raising global citizens.

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