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Globalization has given many of us unparalleled opportunities to work, travel, fall in love, and raise kids all over the world. But it’s made being a teen more complicated than ever. Imagine having to discover your identity and place in the world when you keep having to move communities, your parents are from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds, or you're exposed to multiple cultures daily.
How can we help these cross-cultural teens stay happy, healthy, and balanced particularly in a time of uncertainty and a global pandemic?
Raising Global Teens explores the hot topics that adolescents experience today: identity, social media, body image, puberty, drugs, stress, and sex, all in the context of our modern, mobile world. In this easy-to-read handbook, Dr. Anisha provides answers to the common, if tough, questions from global teens and their parents. She combines real-world examples with practical solutions, drawing on the latest research, her own experience and that of the many cross-cultural teens she has worked with over the last 25 years. Raising Global Teens enables busy families, health providers, and educators to build powerful tools to help today's adolescents thrive.
A Note From the Publisher
Author’s bio: Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician and teen health specialist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and on faculty at the University of Amsterdam and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. She grew up in the US as the daughter of South Asian immigrants and has lived with her husband and two sons in Asia, Europe, and the US. Anisha helps cross-cultural teens manage a wide range of issues from body image to substance use, social media, and stress. She also leads seminars for teens, parents, faculty, and organizations using her 25 years of global experience as a practicing clinician, military physician, public health researcher, TEDx speaker, and health educator. She has been interviewed by NPR, CNN, NBC, Voice of America, RTHK, and The Washington Post. For more information, see https://dranishaabraham.com/
Book Illustrator: Cath Brew at drawntoastory.com
ePUB edition is 978-1-99988085-9 ($7.99)
"I highly, highly recommend this book to not only parents, but to all educators, social service professionals, medically related personnel, and anyone else who loves and works with this population. You will be glad you took the time to read it, I promise you!"
— Ruth E. Van Reken, Hon DLitt, Co-author, Third Culture Kids, 3rd ed., Co-founder, Families in Global Transition, www.figt.org
"This masterful work will enable you to build the resilience in your children that will prepare them to thrive in both good and challenging times."
— Dr Ken Ginsburg, author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens, and Raising Kids to Thrive, parentandteen.com
"Anisha uses her own international and multicultural life journey, plus her work as a pediatrician and educator, to shine a bright light on what it’s like to grow up cross-culturally."
— Dr Cara Natterson, pediatrician and author of Decoding Boys and the Care and the Keeping of You series
"Dr. Abraham has documented valuable insights and handy tips into an easy-to-read guide. The wisdom and expertise she gained not just from her professional training but also from being a cross-cultural teenager herself, will benefit many other parents and teenagers who are faced with a similar challenge."
— Geeta Rao Gupta, Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women and Senior Fellow, UN Foundation, Former Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Publicity campaign coordinated by Nardi Media (Ashley Nardi, www.nardimedia.com), U.S. and international interviews in TV, print, podcasts and online media, parenting and health magazines, blogs and forums, virtual book events, extensive promotion via social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) and the author’s website and email newsletter.