I have a few friends that have moved to their spouse’s heritage home country to further their children’s language learning and immerse them in the culture. I’ve been following their adventures, and journeys on Instagram, and what a gift they are giving their children!
As I see their journey unfold, I begin to question myself: Have I done enough to teach my child about his multicultural heritage?
While many families have been fortunate enough to be able to move to their’s (or spouse’s) heritage home countries many others can’t. I can’t just simply uproot our family from our home in the USA and move to Puerto Rico. Though that would be ideal, and if I could I would do it in a heartbeat.With that being said, let’s read my thoughts and what other multicultural moms on teaching heritage to their children shared a few years ago, and today… It’s all still relevant and important.
Teaching Heritage To Our Children
“His heritage is his identity, and I pray that teaching our little one of where he comes from will help him embrace his individuality. Creating a sense of pride, of belonging, and knowing where he comes from will promote his character growth, and enable him to defend himself against prejudice and racism. Where he lives will not solely determine his identity, but so will his parent’s contribution on passing on his heritage.”The group’s main focus is on raising global citizens. So how do they teach heritage to their children?