Tag Archives: family

Ear-Piercing Age in Gringo vs. Latin Culture

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .


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.

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My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .


The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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Why Arequipa if Awful for Children

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .


Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.

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One is the New Two in Latin America

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .


Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.

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Spanish-Language Songs for Children

Posted on 29. Oct, 2016 by .


A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .


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.

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .


A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .


The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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My First Time Shouting at a Peruvian Child

Posted on 17. Oct, 2015 by .


A brief recap of my first time shouting at a Peruvian child for his inexcusable misbehavior.

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The Penis Controversies

Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 by .


Explaining the cultural disconnect in how to raise a boy with respect to circumcision and the venerable binky.

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I Want an American Boy

Posted on 25. Jan, 2014 by .


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’?

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Latinas Are Not Exotic

Posted on 16. Nov, 2013 by .


Explaining why, contrary to what a lot of idiots say, Latinas are not exotic.

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