Let’s raise globally minded children. ”The cultural literacy that we inseminate in our kids today can help them make decisions with an international perspective later on, something fundamental to world peace and our humanity. So, yes, raising globally-minded children is a long-term investment in some sense. But an indispensable one at that.” ~ Meera Sriram
Tonight we will be boarding the plane and heading to the south, that is, South America. We love traveling (within the U.S and abroad) and though sometimes traveling with kids can be a bit more stressful I totally believe these experiences we encounter as a family far outweigh the negatives.
So in the weeks to come, I will be sharing with you a new series Traveling with Kids. I will share tips, tricks from blogger moms. Tips for traveling on a budget. And I will also share with you on traveling to South America as a family with tips on family friendly places to eat, stay, things to do… And some fun tips for flying with kids. So stay tune!
Since our first child was born I took on this mantra: “Our kids will adapt to what we expose them to.” When they were babies, I refused to change my house decor. Why? Because I was sure that my kids would learn how to behave in our home with decor. And I can tell you 9 years later all 3 of my boys did adapt to our environment. Obviously, if there were dangerous things around, those were removed, but all of my breakable decorations remained on the living room table, our leather furniture is still tan. . . .
I am a big believer that we shouldn’t fall into this mindset: We will do this or that when our kids get older. Don’t wait for them to get older, seize the opportunity while they’re young and make memories together as a family, that will last a lifetime!
If you’re still not convinced here’s a snippet from an interesting article I found over at bootsnall.com: “Travel helps to increase the amount and diversity of new experiences in your child’s life, literally increasing neural pathways and enlarging your child’s brain. Experiences bring growth.”
But if you’re not going anywhere this summer and you’re looking for ways to have fun with the family at home join our Virtual Summer Camp and don’t forget to click on the link at the end of the article with the blue frog face that has over 100 activities for you to enjoy.
Join me each week on “We Are That Familia.” I am ecstatic to be sharing with you here on Babble.com on all things “Family” from parenting, recipes, crafts, inspirational (and not so inspirational) stories, and life as we know it. You can catch up on our merrymaking over at my place: Inspired by Familia , on Facebook, and on Pinterest.