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 multicultural Britain. She talks about her book Bringing Up Brits and how it can help other parents. WATCH THE SHOW HERE
"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
"This is a great book for grandparents. It's very useful for us because our daughter is in the same situation and we can understand what life must be like for her." - Mother to a New Zealand expat parent raising two children in England.
"Despite not having kids I can relate to so much of what you say – as I moved to the UK on my own at 18. Even though it was only from Ireland – our cultures are so different. Many of your observations are just what I have felt and experienced too." - Vernice, from Ireland..... read MORE >>
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