July 24, 2011

How to Raise a Global Kid: Parents Move Abroad for Children’s Education

From http://www.newsweek.com/2011/07/17/american-kids-immersed-in-chinese-asian-education.html

How to Raise a Global Kid
Taking Tiger Mom tactics to radical new heights, these parents are packing up the family for a total Far East Immersion.
by Lisa Miller
July 18, 2011

American parents have barely recovered from the anxiety attacks they suffered at the hands of the Tiger Mom—oh, no, my child is already 7 and she can’t play a note of Chopin—and now here comes 8-year-old Happy’s father, the multimillionaire American investor and author Jim Rogers, to give them something new to fret about. It is no longer enough to raise children who are brave, curious, hardworking, and compassionate. Nor is it sufficient to steer them toward the right sports, the right tutors, the right internships, and thus engineer their admittance to the right (or at least a good enough) college. According to Rogers, who in 2007 left New York’s Upper West Side to settle in Singapore with his wife, Paige Parker, and Happy (Beeland Anderson Parker Rogers, called Baby Bee, was born the next year), parents who really care about their children must also ponder this: are we doing enough to raise “global” kids?

Read the full article at http://www.newsweek.com/2011/07/17/american-kids-immersed-in-chinese-asian-education.html

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