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This blog is dedicated to the hard, too often thankless, yet invaluable work that parents and educators do every single day. I will share my experiences here with the hope that they will be, in some part, transformative to your own child rearing journey. We do not have any time to waste, and I’m certainly not going to add to your workload!
For those visiting for the first time, my name is Teru Clavel. I have three children: two boys (one starting 9th and the other 8th grade in September) and a girl (starting in fourth grade). When my eldest was only two in 2006, my family moved from New York City to Hong Kong (2006-2010). Eventually we ended up living in Shanghai (2010-2012), Tokyo (2012-2016), and Palo Alto (2016-2018), before coming back to New York last year in 2018. While living in these places, I enrolled my children in local public schools.
Our experiences living in East Asia have had a deep impact on who I am as a parent — heck, I learned how to parent there. And, every time we moved, I embarked on a crash course in the educational system and cultural norms of each place. Because of our time abroad and my own background in international and comparative education (I have a masters in the subject and was an education journalist in Asia), I’m always looking to understand multiple perspectives on educating our children.
Here, I will not tell you how to parent, because you are the expert on your own children and family. But I will share important insights from my personal experiences and research and provide you with, I hope, indispensable questions that will require you to dig really deep and make intentional parenting decisions on your child’s formal and informal education in both the long and short term. I will be sharing both my experiences as well as current research and news.
Please stay in touch with me on my Facebook group (World Class Parenting) or by searching @teruclavel on Twitter, Twitter, and LinkedIn (@teruclavelwriter on FB). It is my greatest hope that you share your own adventures with me through these channels. Raising children is a community effort. They provide us with our greatest support networks, confidantes, commiserators, and teachers while raising our children. I am honored to be considered your neighbor.
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I am looking forward to our parenting journey!
All my best,