Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by Colin.
A look at various comments from gringos and Latinos — as well as hybrids — about when is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced.
Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by Colin.
The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.
Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.
Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.
Posted on 29. Oct, 2016 by Colin.
A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.
Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by Colin.
How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.
Posted on 24. May, 2016 by Colin.
A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.
Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by Colin.
The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.
Posted on 17. Oct, 2015 by Colin.
A brief recap of my first time shouting at a Peruvian child for his inexcusable misbehavior.
Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 by Colin.
Explaining the cultural disconnect in how to raise a boy with respect to circumcision and the venerable binky.
Posted on 25. Jan, 2014 by Colin.
If you raise your son in Latin America, do you have to give up the dream of him as a ‘chip off the old block’?
Posted on 16. Nov, 2013 by Colin.
Explaining why, contrary to what a lot of idiots say, Latinas are not exotic.