Important topics to consider when raising a Romanian child abroad
The personalised book Journey to Another Homeland: Romania is an amazing storybook for the Romanian communities living abroad, with Romanian families raising children abroad, or at least one Romanian parent in a multi-cultural family living in a foreign country.
When being raised abroad, a child with Romanian roots finds it hard to immerse fully into either the Romanian community, with its Romanian culture and traditions, or either in the local culture of the country he/she is currently living in. This mix can lead to confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed many times.
Start a discussion today with your child about your Romanian roots with this amazing personalised kids' book centered on Romania and your family
If you are finding it difficult on how to share or kickstart a discussion on Romania, your roots as a parent or grandparent – you are not alone. You want to make sure that your child gets to know, experience and understand with the Romanian culture. You want to share all those beautiful Romanian customs and traditions which bring back so many unique memories for you. You are struggling to find modern or at all Romanian children’s books? Do you struggle to find relevant children's books in the Romanian language to read together and enjoy with your children?
This one-of-a-kind personalised kids’ book gives you a great starting point in opening a discussion on what is Romania, what does Romania mean to you, the parent or grandparent, what memories and feelings it triggers in you and why. This personalised illustrated children book will push you gently into discovering even more themes once the reading is finished: for example, cooking a typical Romanian meal together, learning how to master the hora steps or organizing a children’s party for your child’s Romanian roots in order that he/she share the many learnings and personal stories about Romania with the friends and the community around his/her home. And why not, also sharing these unique details with your partner, if he or she doesn’t have Romanian roots.
Are you a grandparent or a single parent? We have something for you and your children also in our unique storybook
Now, for the grandparents out there who have Romanian grandchildren living abroad: the little ones can feel confused many times in relation to who they are – we need to understand that and empathize with those feelings. This can happen, for example, when your grandchild is positively looking forward to traveling to get to see you, the grandparents and other family relatives in Romania, while in the same time they will experience sorrow to leave a familiar place which is their current home and the familiar faces of neighbours and friends they know. Journey to Another Homeland: Romania can make for a special gift for grandchildren who live far away. Your grandchild also recognizes the book as “my world book” and will attach easier and deeper with Romania, the Romanian culture and traditions in a meaningful way.
What if you are a single parent or a divorced parent with Romanian roots, raising your children in a foreign country? Let’s get something clear from the start, this is your situation and you shouldn’t feel guilty or shamed by it. Even more important, your child should feel comfortable being in this environment. CUKIBO personalised books allow you to select only one single parent in all our books. We make it easy and natural, as per your situation, to read a modern Romanian children’s book.
How is your particular situation when raising a Romanian child abroad?
The values shared inside your own home with your children are the most defining ones. Be it that you are close or integrated into a Romanian community in a foreign country, or this doesn’t apply to you, our book Journey to Another Homeland: Romania, let’s you tell your own story about something as important as your birthplace to your child and share these special moments which will bring you only closer as parent and child.
We would love to hear how you deal with the topic of raising your children abroad. Do you have the support of the Romanian community? Do you read constantly or from time to time Romanian children’s books? Do you follow and try to remember and implement Romanian culture and Romanian traditions? How often do you travel back to Romania? Do you take your child with you in a travel adventure through the country? What links connect you to Romanian traditions? And do let us know what the little ones, your Romanian children feel like and enjoy reading.