Posted by: thebridegroomcomes | July 20, 2011

How to Raise a Global Kid

Happy Rogers, age 8, stands among her classmates in the schoolyard at dismissal time, immune, it seems, to the cacophonous din. Her parents and baby sister are waiting outside, but still she lingers, engrossed in conversation. A poised and precocious blonde, Hilton Augusta Parker Rogers, nicknamed Happy, would be at home in the schoolyard of any affluent American suburb or big-city private school. But here, at the elite, bilingual Nanyang Primary School in Singapore, Happy is in the minority, her Dakota Fanning hair shimmering in a sea of darker heads. This is what her parents have traveled halfway around the world for. While her American peers are feasting on the idiocies fed to them by junk TV and summer movies, Happy is navigating her friendships and doing her homework entirely in Mandarin.

Fluency in Chinese, she says—in English—through mouthfuls of spaghetti bolognese at a Singapore restaurant, “is going to make me better and smarter.” For a great picture and more, http://www.newsweek.com/2011/07/17/american-kids-immersed-in-chinese-asian-education.html

Happy is probably smarter than 99% in this country, but her parents should consider Israel as their next destination for reasons posted at http://Exodus2.info

 


Responses

  1. Grandmother loses custody of girl to sex offender
    ‘Her whole world is here so how could a judge do that?’
    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=210825


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