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Welcome to the arena where we discuss issues pertaining to clash of culture in raising kids in diaspora. How do we help our kids embrace the values of their primary abode, without necessarily throwing our cultural values to the dogs?

Where is that elusive meeting point?

PS: You do not have to be a parent to contribute.
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  • Dimaanu
    Kids In Diaspora
    Last replied by emj on Monday, 06 February 2012
  • Dimaanu
    Knowing what counts: Your Presence or Your Presents
    Started by Dimaanu 3 Replies
    Thanks, my sista, she is indeed a delightful cutie. I feel so blessed. Parenthood is a full-time job, I kept telling that to a good friend who felt sad that she left school to get married and raise kids. I told her the best job she could ever do is right there in her home, she can always go back to school or even take online classes working toward a degree. Now she is a semester away from a college degree and talks of how she won't trade her time with her children. I look at her and just smile, glad she listened to me (and I'm sure other friends too) instead of despairing.
    Last replied by Alexa on Friday, 20 January 2012
  • tthewiz
    How we refer to seniors persons abroad
    Started by tthewiz 9 Replies
    Hmm body language is key when addressing someone that is older than u. Oyinbos prefer being called by their first name whilst many won't take it, some don't mind. This can be very confusing for young children, one just have to explain to them properly. The Oyinbos will find it strange if u put uncle or Auntie before their name.
    Last replied by emj on Friday, 13 January 2012
  • Dimaanu
    Roots: Sending kids home to Naija
    Started by Dimaanu 9 Replies
    I don't subscribe to sending children to relations back for anything. I only recommend long holidays. Things are not the way they use to be. My children grew up in Nigeria so culture and environment ain't something they miss nor need to know. It is very important to invest in your children and not leave the responsibility to others. Btw,those pickin Sabi knack pidgin and had to lose naija accent quick fast. Didn't go through ESL discrimination. Lol
    Last replied by emj on Friday, 13 January 2012
  • Dimaanu
    Sleepover: To Go Or Not To Go?
    I don't think I would be allowing my kids go to anyone's house for sleep-overs, it's a crazy world out there. Besides I don't know what sleep overs accomplish so I'm not a fan.
    Last replied by Alexa on Thursday, 05 January 2012
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