In Armenia, ‘What Do You Want to Be?’ Is Asked in Infancy – NYTimes.com

Source: www.nytimes.com

By Bryant Rousseau

Image1Children in Armenia start thinking about their careers at a very young age — around six months or so.

When an infant’s first tooth arrives, typically in four to seven months, a celebration takes place known variously as the “agra hadig” or “atam hatik.”

As part of the ritual, objects symbolizing different professions are arrayed in front of a child: a microphone for an entertainer, a stethoscope for a doctor, scissors for a tailor or money for a banker. Whichever object the baby chooses first is thought to be a sign of where the child’s professional aptitude lies.

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All American Boy in the Big Apple!

So proud to be a US citizen and honor his Armenian heritage.

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News from Armenia: You Can Call Me "Superman"!

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Somewhere A Child is Waiting for You!

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Watch Me Now: Determination, Grace, Unlimited Talent = Miss Lusie!

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Making Hippotherapy Accessible in Armenia

Source: http://hetq.am

By Katherine Berjikian

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Its spring in Armenia, and the children at Kharberd Orphanage, just outside Yerevan, are excited because they can play with their old friend Dr. Sabba.

Dr. Sabba is an Armenian from the diaspora. He was born and raised in Lebanon, and came to Armenia five years ago. He’s a therapist at the orphanage and unfortunately can only work when it’s warm outside. The winter months are too cold to perform his specific kind of therapy. However, when he can work, the children get excited.

By the way, Dr. Sabba is a horse.

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News from Armenia: Sam’s Welcome Home!

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News from Armenia: It’s a Girl!

News from Armenia: Congratulations to our Hopscotch family on their successful registration with a beautiful baby girl!  

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News From Armenia: Happy Forever After Day to This Hopscotch Family!

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News from Armenia: Another Happy Forever After Day for A Hopscotch Family!

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