Celebrating Our 1st Anniversary With Seymour & Hau

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

Seymour & Hau’s Book Review

This is the thought provoking quote on the first page of the amazing book by artists Melanie Morse & Thomas McDade, who have written is series about a boy and his alien friend traveling the world to help kids.

And since we cannot travel the world ourselves, we are lucky that these amazing authors have chosen this new take on adventure books to share their perspectives of their travels though these fun stories. The stories were read by my 7 year old son and he thoroughly loved them. 

The books bring a unique perspective on each country that the duo, this smart, kind, boy Seymour and his alien friend Hau (who has magic pouch that comes very handy) visit. This beautifully illustrated book is great for kids aged 6 – 10 yrs. The book’s unique quality is that it teaches kids a little about the country first and then the story begins showing you a lot about the culture and the story takes you on an adventurous, fun journey giving you a look into a new city. 

And that is all what Raising World Children stands for …

Teaching kids about the world, empowering them to be more than they can be while teaching them that diversity is important for fighting all that’s wrong with the world today.

One Year Ago, The Birth of Raising World Children

With a germ of an idea for bringing parents enlightening new perspectives from around the world, the RWC family has together through video, art, stories and guides have for a year striven to break barriers.

Every parent today struggles to find the balance in today’s trending cultures with their own heritage in a world that is multicultural. Everything on RWC is so that parents can read and share with their kids a little about a world they may know nothing about or help them in empowering their kids to be global thought leaders. From our launch to reaching 1000 – 2000 people daily, being featured on NBC12 news, we have today reached a total of 200,000+ people till today. That’s astounding for a publication that only runs on the time that people are willing to put into into it, sharing their very real stories.

This journey has been most meaningful when people reach out to our writers appreciating them or asking them for more advice. Or our writers get recognized around the world for their write ups. Or when we have parents join our Facebook group to stay better connected to us. Or when a mom says, how much she loves our work and is telling all her friends about it. Or when parents send in their’s  children’s  art/writing to be published. 

Today we share with your a round up of our BEST posts all year long. While EVERY story has found resonance with people, the below are the ones that people keep coming back to.

4 Major Influences of my Jamaican Heritage

5 Interesting Attributes to Mangalorean Christians

Tracking Indian Culture From Indian Heritage to High Fashion

The Day We Realized we Were an Interracial Family

7 Story Telling Hacks for Cultural Stories

Ramadan – a Time for Reflection and Community

Ear Piercing Ceremony – a Mother’s Dilemma

Substitute Dad – His Story

Don’t Marry a Foreigner Till You Know This

Life Lessons We Learn from Mahatma Gandhi

Better Healing Ingredients from Your Kitchen

7 Empowering Ways to Protect Your Kids From Tragedy

7 Life Lessons Martin Luther King Jr’s Acts of Service Inspire

Why it Matters if Your Child is Twice Exceptional

How to Get Your Kids Curious About Science

With giveaways happening every month in partner ship with books that stand for diversity, we continue to celebrate this momentous occasion with the amazing books of Seymour and Hau, with their new book about Italy coming out soon, these are books you just have to check out. 

The two autographed books being given away are trips to Ireland and Morocco that you can take from the comfort of your home. Truly amazing adventures to go on this summer.

Signing up for the giveaway gives you the chance to celebrate with us, in addition to getting to be the first informed on new things happening at RWC, be a part of world conversation and learn about the next giveaways coming up.

Join the Raising World Children Family by writing with us, sending us your kids art or just sharing our content with your friends and family.

And if you are already a part of the RWC Family, thank you, thank you so much for being a part of our journey from inception to here. Whether you have written with us, shared our content or even read JUST one story, THANK YOU.

Thank you for welcoming diversity in your thinking and allowing your children to grow empowered in this constantly changing world. You are the reason, we exist!

  Aditi Wardhan Singh, founder and chief editor of Raising World Children online magazine is a mom of two adorable kids, living it up in Richmond Virginia in USA. Raised in Kuwait, being Indian by birth she has often felt out of place which led her to specialize in writing about cultural sensitivity when parenting. She writes for a number of large publications, including Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Richmond Moms Blog, Richmond Family Magazine, Desh Videsh. She has also been featured as a parenting expert on NBC. A computer engineer by profession, she turned entrepreneur by founding Raising World Children online magazine. At RWC, she is bringing voices from around the world together to talk about the synergy of today’s cultures with world heritage. Impromptu dance parties with her little one are her ultimate picker upper. . She has also contributed to the best selling anthology “When You Are Done Expecting” and is coming out with her new book “Strong Roots Have No Fear.

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Author: Aditi Wardhan Singh

Featured on CBS and NBC, Aditi is an authoritative voice on cultural sensitivity and empowerment. Published on various publications like Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Richmond Family Magazine, RichmondMomsBlog, WriterMom, Desh Videsh Magazine etc., this mother of two has also coauthored the best selling book "When You're DONE Expecting". She is the founder of the RWC magazine encouraging other voices like hers to come forth to create unique resources for parents everywhere so children can be global thought leaders. In her spare time, she enjoys choreographing recitals, volunteering and having dance parties with her two charming kids.

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