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In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens?

A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally- oriented programs, advising businesses on how to thrive abroad, and more recently, she works with schools to develop global competencies. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective.

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Sects Education: A Primer on Sunni and Shiite June 21, 2014 - The need to learn about each other’s beliefs just keeps getting stronger. This seems particularly true as Islam makes the news on so many fronts. On the positive side: with Bosnians and Iranians playing in the World Cup, knowing the dominant faith traditions in these countries is essential understanding a bit of their culture, and…

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Talking to My Ten-Year Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls – #BringBackOurGirls May 8, 2014 - 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…

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Homa’s work in Global Education with Pulitzer Center featured on National Public Radio with journalist Paul Salopek.

NBC10 Feature

"New Book Offers Advice On Raising Kids To Be Global Citizens." Homa visits the set of Philadelphia's NBC10 to share some easy-to-try resources and tips from Growing Up Global.

Praise from Jane to Rainn

From Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE - Founder, Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace: "Growing up Global' offers fascinating ideas for giving young people opportunities to become truly global citizens. Learning about the customs and culture of others around the globe enriches our lives so much and can only lead to better understanding and cooperation for generations to come. From Rainn Wilson: "The Office" star Rainn Wilson Tweeted to 2+ million Twitter followers: "RT @RainnWilson: Parents of future world citizens. Dig on this awesome new book that raises children to be at home in the world - http://bit.ly/j9jzh"
From Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap "Homa Tavangar is one of those rare individuals who both speaks and writes eloquently about what it means to prepare young people to be true world citizens. She has much to offer community and civic leaders, parents, and educators and has my highest recommendation. Her book, Growing Up Global, makes a unique – and much-needed – contribution at the intersection of parenting, education and global know-how.”

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Presentations include robust visual materials and address issues of global learning, diversity, team building, and more. Contact Homa to learn more about tailored presentations and why audiences are unanimously enthusiastic about them.