How to Raise Confident Multicultural Children epub – Intimatenights.co.uk
An insightful and enthralling account!Bought my copy this morning! Drink the hot coffee before you start reading it will be cold before you remember it! Fabulous reading! 💕🌷 There are many books about raising bilingual kids and multilingual kids but what this book does differently, is that the family is seen in aholistic way Languages are a big part of our identity as a mixed family, and as a result there are several contributions on the topic, but we are and we need so muchthan just language advice and many off my concerns as a mum have been covered Two of my personal favorite chapters when it comes to languages were Language delays in multilingual children: what are they and what to do about them by Dr MaryPat O'MalleyKeighran, and Raising multilingual children with additional needs abroad by Dr Ute LimacherRiebold (we have a kid on the spectrum and this was particularly useful He's raised bilingual which means he can also communicate with my family and avoid further isolation).Then the different chapters touch upon topics such as the influences of the media by Dr Brigitte Vittrup, promoting religious tolerance both at home and at school by Brian Vassallo, and understanding how different cultures interpret differently the same things which can be a cause of misunderstandings in our everyday relationships by Tamara Yousry I cannot read sterile academic books, even though I do care deeply about these subjects, so what I really liked was that the overall tone of the book is quite informal and you get the feeling that the different authors (professors, counselors, teachers, lecturers, researchers, diverse individuals) are talking to you directly, sharing their experiences An easy and very informative read Loved it. If you are raising bilingual / trilingual kids, if you are a multicultural family, if you are an expat raising your kids in a foreign country, if you have adopted a kid from a different culture/country then this book is a good place to start your journey It will definitely help you reflect on your choices and develop strategies on how you will address potential issues and structure your life with the goal to raise confident, multicultural children. I need to defend my work and that of the contributors here cause there’s online bullying taking place There’s a guy, this guy here who pretends to be all the ladies posting the 1 Star reviews on Goodreads One of the Goodreads 1 Star reviews that comes from a fictious woman is identical to his realaccount so the link here to his true identity is undeniably strong All these Goodreads accounts have been opened within the last 48h with the only purpose being to harm If you click on them, you will see they’re all fake, and located in Ireland An honest person would leave a legit review, and leave it there He wouldn’t need to open several fake accounts, pretending to be several women, to prove his point! A couple of months ago, he tried to ‘warn’ me not to work with one of the contributors He posted an ugly public comment on FB under one of my posts, usingof course a fake account, and I ignored him So, he’s out to get us by posting all these revengeful reviews, then liking these fake reviews from his different fake accounts and pretending he’s having a dialogue! I have kept records of everything and I now know his real identity and his email address Thank you for reading. Language and it's many heritages Coming from a multicultural family language was always a way to expand understanding and knowledge Every language, every culture, and every place have an influence in the development of a child This reminds me a psychology lesson on the difference between inherited traits and environmental traits Multicultural children are brought up in a melting pot of both and a mix of many different sets. Set of Articles, Not BlueprintThis book is actually a collection of essays about multiculturalism and children written by a variety of different authors on a number of topics relevant to the topic The focus of the first part of the book seems to be on language while transracial adoption and racial identity seemed to bethe focus of the last part of the book There are also articles about living abroad with multicultural children, confidence (for both mother and child), and promoting tolerance Unfortunately, with such wideranging topics and different authors, this book didn't feel like a coherent whole to me about how to raise confident multicultural children as the title says That's not to say the articles aren't fascinating reading, though they are a little dense at times (some soundinglike academic papers than ones written to help parents) If you're looking for a simple, stepbystep approach to the book's topic, you won't find it here But if any of the ideas I have discussed interest you, you might find this book interesting and useful.I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.My book blog: This guide features expert advice from Dr Ute LimacherRiebold, Dr Brigitte Vittrup, Brian Vassallo, Vivian Chiona, Rita Rosenback, Dr MaryPat O’MalleyKeighran, Beth Hall, Dr Gina Miranda Samuels, Tamara Yousry, Lisa Ferland, plus an inspiring chapter by a TCK, Yui MikuriyaThe wish of all contributors is that everyone interested in topics related to multilingualism, multiculturalism, identity, diversity, expatimmigrantmultimobile life gets to read this book Thus, an Ebook version which includes many links plus two extra chapters, can be downloaded for FREE in a PDF format at maltamum Book chapters:Inventing identities for our multicultural children by Elisavet Arkolaki The debate over multiculturalism and what we can learn from the Canadian model by Elisavet Arkolaki My identity crisis growing up in numerous cultures by Yui Mikuriya Why urging our children to embrace different cultures and learn different languages matters by Dr Ute LimacherRiebold Themost common challenges a parent faces while raising a multicultural kid and how to address them by Vivian Chiona, Dr Brigitte Vittrup, Elisavet Arkolaki mistakes parents make when trying to raise bilingual children by Rita Rosenback Language delays in multilingual children: what are they and what to do about them by Dr MaryPat O’MalleyKeighranRaising multilingual children with additional needs abroad by Dr Ute LimacherRiebold Confident moms raise confident kidsOn finding your tribe abroad by Lisa FerlandMedia influences on children by Dr Brigitte Vittrup The impact of culture on the education of the young by Brian Vassallo Promoting tolerance, practical tipsWhat we should do to enhance religious tolerance at home parents and at school teachers by Brian Vassallo Dealing with racismperspective of a white transracial adoptive parent by Beth Hall only available in the eBook edition Not just “white parents” with kids of color”The importance of racial identity work for parents by Dr Gina Miranda Samuels only available in the eBook edition Crossing the Deep Cultural Divide by Tamara Yousry The stories you should tell your multicultural kid every day by Elisavet Arkolaki A list of websites and blogs about multilingualism amp; multiculturalism Whatever your opinion of the material in this book, the description of it offered by Ms Arkolaki and by other reviewers is not factually correct According to Wikipedia:'An expert is someone who has a broad and deep competence in terms of knowledge, skill and experience through practice and education in a particular field Informally, an expert is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by peers or the public in a specific welldistinguished domain An expert,generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study.'This is simply not true of some of the actual contributers involved.Again, we are led to believe by some that the book is 'full of personal insights from many multicultural individuals' As regards at least some of the chapter writers, this is patently false.This sort of spin is quite offputting, and frankly, not particularly honest. Very important This is such an important topic Learning about diversity early on is very significant to developing social emotional skills Parents and early childhood educators must, equally, read and share this book, especially , that is backed up with valid sources. Although one would certainly like to give every encouragement to enthusiastic amateurs and their efforts, this falls far short of what would be necessary in order to be taken seriously by the informed, objective reader It comes across as a thin, homespun pastiche of many other credible and reputable works that are already widely available Being charitable, the varied motivations behind this collection of articles might be described as mixed or questionable In essence, it appears in part to be an exercise in selfpromotion and validationseeking, as much as anything else.Sadly, it quickly becomes apparent why it is selfpublished, since the material would never see the light of day by way of a professional publishing house, given that it's littered with errors, misunderstandings, personal biases and thinlydisguised appropriation of other people's ideas.