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How I was raised in a bi-cultural environment

How I was raised in a bi-cultural environment

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. USA is a very fascinating country. Here you will see many cultures living side by side. This is the country where you can see people from different countries working under one company. For example in my company, my colleagues are from India, China, Japan and Singapore. Crossing cultures is very common in the USA. You can…

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Bilingual, Bi-cultural, Bi-happy??

Bilingual, Bi-cultural, Bi-happy??

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. No, I did not get the spelling wrong .. I simply mean bi-happy … that is two times happy. 2 cultures + 2 Languages = 2 * Happy? Does growing up bi-culturally and bilingually come with double happiness?? Well, this is a question that immigrants have been trying to answer for a long time now….

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My views on raising kids in a bilingual or bi-cultural family

My views on raising kids in a bilingual or bi-cultural family

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8. When I first read this topic, I found it very interesting and something very different than what I would normally write or think about. I gave a little bit of thought and then decided to write a blog on this topic. Sometimes it is good to write about something different from what you usually write….

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Cross-Cultural Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and The Fiery Furnace

Cross-Cultural Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and The Fiery Furnace

The Bible has many stories about its characters having to move, adjust and live in a foreign country. Perhaps these are the original cross-cultural pioneers. I am sure there are some things that Mia Mei could learn from them. I am guest writing here for Mia Mei. My home site is Diana Symons and I write about walking with God. There’s a story in the Bible about an army that came to conquer Israel and take all the people to…

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