Raising Global Children
Globalization has created an interconnected world that demands that today’s children become globally competent adults to succeed. Raising Global Children provides the rationale and concrete steps for parents and teachers to help children develop a global mindset. Written by international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and veteran travel writer Marshall S. Berdan, Raising Global Children is enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals alike as a book that will change the way you think about raising and educating children.
Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this combination parenting-educational advocacy book is the first of its kind to detail what raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset.
“We must all teach our children to live in a big world, even if we grow up in a small town.”
Raising Global Children makes 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, adaptability and independence
- Supporting learning a second language 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 to spread their own global wings
- Advocating for teaching global education in schools
“As a business executive and former expat, I see huge differences between children and young adults with a global perspective and those without it—differences in conceptual capacity, world view, broad thinking, and openness to diverse experiences and people. Having a global mindset is a major competitive advantage for young adults entering the workforce.” – Diane Gulyas, President of DuPont Performance Polymers
“Young Americans will depend on and most likely work in a world far beyond our borders. Early exposure to different languages and cultures prepares young people for the constant transformation that will be required in their future careers. Acquiring the kind of intercultural communication skills that today’s employers value will offer them an economic, as well as intellectual advantage.” – Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President & CEO, Institute of International of Education
Stacie & Mike discuss “Raising Global Children” on NBC: