August 26 is Women’s Equality Day so we say it’s time to celebrate you! Along with that, we’re embracing your rich culture and Latina perspective and the ways you’re helping your kids get ahead. Successful children are inquiry-based learners. They feel empowered and able to design and create the future, becoming the movers and shakers of tomorrow that will compete globally in the 21st century.
The good news is that, as a Hispanic mom, you are already doing a great deal of things to better prepare your kids for their future. In a NY Times op-ed, Thomas L. Friedman wrote, “Of these… education goals, motivation is the most critical. Young people who are intrinsically motivated—curious, persistent, and willing to take risks—will learn new knowledge and skills continuously. They will be able to find new opportunities or create their own—a disposition that will be increasingly important as many traditional careers disappear.” Even though the world is changing, the Latina mother is producing bilingual kids who are adaptable and culturally aware with a strong and special sense of identity. Want us to count the ways? You got it!
Yes, it may seem obvious, but we’re pointing it out anyway. Bilingual kids’ brains are more active and flexible and they have stronger ties to culture and community.
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