Meghan Fenn, author of “Bringing Up Brits“, a book about the cultural aspects of expats raising children in Britain, has a blog of the same name. She shares the cultural issues she faces as an American raising her British born children in Britain. Her husband is British, and she’s finding that her children fail to identify with her American background and culture, seeing everything from a British perspective.
It’s a fascinating topic. How, as an expat, do you share your own birth country and culture with your children when they were born elsewhere? It’s an issue I’ve written about before on this blog. It’s not easy to instil a sense of foreign identity into children when they come into so little contact with the culture, people, language and traditions. She also gives a great insight into how the British come across to a foreigner. It’s quite eye opening…..
So I was delighted when Meghan asked me to write a guest post for her blog. You can read “Standing Out From the Dutch Crowd, British Style” over on the Bringing Up Brits blog, and check out lots of other great posts and join in the discussion whilst you’re there.
How do your children stand out from the crowd in the place that you now call home?