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Contact to families of origin

It was already mentioned, in connection with language, that it is very important for binational children to get to know the mother’s or father’s home country themselves by traveling to that country and not just by hearing that parent’s (often romanticized) stories. It is important that the children get to know their relatives and those relatives’ customs of life – the positive as well as any negative sides of this second homeland. Therefore it is advantageous for children to have contact with both families of origin whenever and as often as possible.