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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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Growing up bi-culturally – a problem children face that their parents don’t

Growing up bi-culturally – a problem children face that their parents don’t

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. I want to talk about growing up bi-culturally. We know that everyone in this beautiful world has some perspective or some bi-cultural experience. So, today we are going to learn what it means to be bi-cultural, bilingual and mixed up in other cultures and traditions. Then we are going to discuss something about raising kids…

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My experiences learned from growing up bi-cultural as a Chinese in America

My experiences learned from growing up bi-cultural as a Chinese in America

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. With a global economy and more recent cultural development, being bi-cultural is an important experience for adults and children. A lot of companies develop business in different countries and they need to understand these countries’ language, people, life and culture. Otherwise they cannot develop their business successfully in that foreign country. For children, learning different…

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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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