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The Parent Show

The Gift of Culture

POSTED ON 04/20/11
In This Episode

Recently I spoke with Ana Flores of, and she got me thinking about the importance of exposing my girls to their cultural inheritance.  My husband and I are both of Italian descent, and even though we don’t speak Italian, there are lots of other ways to pass along traditions that will help our girls connect to our family’s heritage.  For us, that revolves mostly around food and family meals!

We want to know what ideas you have for passing your culture on to your kids.  And if you know of useful sites or blogs, pass ‘em on!

Here are a few great resources on PBS Parents:

Connecting Kids to Their Culture with Food

Growing Up Global

Family Traditions Calendar

A Cultural Collection

Helping Adopted Kids Find Their Identities

Angela Santomero

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