6 Effective Ways to Help Your Kids Keep Their Culture

Every parent wants what is best for their children. We don’t want our children to lose their culture. We want them to experience and benefit from the culture and values we cherish.

The following are proven approaches that inspire your child value and practise your culture.

1. Speak Your Language

Speak your language as much as possible. At home with your children and other family members. Take your children to language classes. Becoming fluent in your native language has been shown to improve success in other languages and subject as well.

2. Be Seen

Speak your language as much as possible. At home with your children and other family members. Take your children to language classes. Becoming fluent in your native language has been shown to improve success in other languages and subject as well.

3. Involve kids

Your children will only want to follow their culture if they have good experience doing it. This good feeling only happens if they have a change to experience it first hand. So engage your children in worship, learning the scripture, cooking, receiving guests and all the same cultural activities you do.

4. Talk about it

Discuss your culture with your child. Explain why you do things. Share your experience of growing up in your culture and share the stories from your culture. This will help you child identify intellectually and emotionally to your culture and value it and cherish their culture as a connection with their loving parent.

5. Associate with others

Arrange for your children to associate with others who share the same culture. Language and religious classes as well as festivals are great ways for the children to experience their culture with children of the same age.

6. Choose schools carefully

Find the school which best supports your culture. If you are vegetarian, find a vegetarian school. Find a school where many of the children speak your language.

For example…Hare Krishna School is based on Vedic culture. It upholds a pure vegetarian culture and ethos of non-violence and there are many children who speak different languages and dialects such as Gujarati and Hindi. It is an ideal school for those who wish to preserve their Indian culture.

If you would like to visit Hare Krishna School or speak to someone about enrolling click here to send us a message.

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