Category Archives: Parenting

Global Kids is HERE!!

My long-awaited, labor of love project, Global Kids (created with a team of dedicated, thoughtful, diligent women) is finally HERE!! I’ll be be sharing more about the many amazing people who offered thoughtful contributions from their cultures and fields of expertise, as well as behind-the-scenes lessons we learned and take-aways parents and educators can use…

Continue reading

Philadelphia Magazine: Raising Kids in the City features Growing Up Global

A few years ago I had a lovely interview for Philadelphia Magazine with local writer Ronnie Polaneczky, who recently wrote the outstanding series for the Phila Inquirer, Falling Off the Cliff, about the lack of solutions for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as they grow into adulthood and well beyond; and how this creates…

Continue reading

#NCGS, #IREX, #IAWF, #SXSWEDU, #SXSWi, Beijing… Anyone Going?

I haven’t updated my speaking calendar on this website in a while, but between getting snowed in with the record storm last weekend, and the sheer anticipation of meeting and learning from amazing people around the world over the next few weeks, I’m excited to share a few upcoming events. Some of my most fulfilling…

Continue reading

Talking to My Ten-Year Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls – #BringBackOurGirls

Beyond our usual “what’s the best thing that happened to you today” conversation at dinnertime, we’ve added some social media sharing  – talking about a video or story that’s gone viral that day. Our first time watching Pharrell’s “Happy” or Kid President’s Pep Talk came after a dinner conversation. It’s a great way to share…

Continue reading

Building an Empathy Muscle: Five summer tips for getting children to think and care about people everywhere

Summer offers a perfect chance to explore – ideas, places, experiences. Ideally, it’s a time for playing outside, slowing down, trying a new hobby, and more family time.  Among the “muscles” I like to exercise, when not as bound by classroom exigencies, are those that go beyond anything a subject test can measure.  These are…

Continue reading