Raising Nuestros Ninos (Paperback)

Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World

By Gloria G. Rodriguez

Touchstone, 9780684839691, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 1999

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Description

All parents want their children to thrive and succeed, but Latino parents face a unique set of challenges -- passing along our much-cherished cultural traditions and values, while sending our sons and daughters into an increasingly fast-paced and often homogeneous world, where it's easy to lose sight of nuestra familia and the legacy of past generations. Now, an award-winning Latina in the field of early childhood education (and a mother herself) has assembled an indispensable reference for Hispanic parents and caregivers of children from birth to age twelve. A practical reference as well as a precious treasury of la cultura, Raising Nuestros Niños covers:
* Our History, Traditions, and Culture: Lessons to share with your children, and simple ways to enrich your child's development and self-esteem as you celebrate your heritage
* Your Child's Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Skills: How to encourage these vital areas of a youngster's development, and why an environment rich in Latino culture will enhance your child's future
* The Value of Family and Community: The cornerstones of effective parenting that have supported and nurtured generations of Latino households
Filled with the latest research as well as personal anecdotes, songs, recipes, dichos, and games, Raising Nuestros Niños will provide a rich cultural framework designed to help you parent effectively and responsibly, as you pass along the priceless gift of nuestra cultura.


About the Author

Gloria G. Rodriguez, Ph.D., is the founder, president, and CEO of Avance, a nonprofit family support and education program that provides services and training to Hispanic parents across the country and in Latin America. Both Avance, which has won numerous awards, and Rodriguez have been featured in The New York Times, Parents magazine, and Latina. Gloria Rodriguez lives in San Antonio, Texas, where Avance is based.


Praise For Raising Nuestros Ninos: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World

Former Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello A wonderful resource guide for Latino parents.

Cristina Saralegui host of Univision's Cristina show Children should come into this world with Gloria Rodriguez's book under their arms as an instruction manual for their parents. Superb!

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. bestselling author of Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development A very timely book to back up the Latino culture.