Welcome to Bringing Up Brits
Relocating and moving to Britain can be exciting and wonderful. It can also be daunting and confusing – like stepping into the unknown. Moving a young family or starting a family and raising children in a country not your own may be a common occurrence, but it does pose challenges in addition to the regular day to day trials and tribulations of parenting.
Bringing Up Brits shows what life is like for a non-British mother raising children in Britain today. Nearly a quarter of all births in Britain are to foreign mothers – this is a significant part of the population and an important influence in our communities.
Meghan Fenn’s guest appearance on a Sky TV chat show about compatability. She talks about her book Bringing Up Brits and how it can help other parents. (Skip to the half-way point.)
“I just finished reading your book and I enjoyed it a lot. I definitely felt I could relate to your situation even though I don’t have children yet; it is definitely on my mind a lot as I approach my thirties. I think it is good to consider these challenges before having children so it doesn’t come as a total shock. I do consider the pros and cons of birth and raising children in the US vs UK.” – Jessica, American expat
“I can totally relate to this book. I came over in 1984 from Hong Kong to marry my English husband. I had no family or friends and certainly felt isolated a lot of the time. This book reminds me of my early days in Britain!”
– Helen Raggett, expat mother from Hong Kong
“This book is a must read for anyone feeling isolated – living in Britain! There is support out there and the book contains great ideas for incorporating your own culture into your children’s lives!” – Jennifer Trew, Canadian expat mother
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