For Moms

10 questions for your mother

10 questions for your mother

As expats we don’t always have the luxury of spending time with our parents as they age. We are fortunate to be able to Skype or FaceTime and continue our relationship with them despite the distance, but often we chat about daily routines and miss talking about the important questions we should ask. Bern Morley, […]

By March 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Parenting tweens with less drama

Parenting tweens with less drama

I have two girls, each with her own personality quirks and differences. While I have a good relationship with both of them now, I wonder what will happen in a few years when they become awkward, volatile teenagers. It is especially important to remain close to our children when we are so far away from […]

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Behavior

Helping with adolescent anxiety

Helping with adolescent anxiety

Our children are faced with more stress and societal pressure than ever before. Girls are bombarded with images of half dressed woman with air brushed bodies in magazines and on billboards. In some countries girls are expected to behave in a certain way. In France for example, girls are expected to forgo the sport of […]

By April 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 global parenting lessons

10 global parenting lessons

Christine Gross-Loh, a global mom and author of Parenting Without Borders, shows us how to incorporate the best of all cultures when raising our kids. Here’s a story she wrote about what she learned from interviewing parents from around the world. Take Risks Research from Norway shows that taking certain risks, like climbing trees, is […]

By March 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Expats give up US citizenship

Expats give up US citizenship

Americans are renouncing their citizenship at record rates. As an American, I have struggled with the idea of whether to apply for citizenship for my children, who are now Swedish citizens. I see the benefits and the drawbacks, the biggest negative being the tax laws they will be tied to as US citizens no matter […]

By March 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How resilient are kids?

How resilient are kids?

By March 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
France, Uruguay & Malaysia top health care list

France, Uruguay & Malaysia top health care list

InternationalLiving.com’s annual Global Retirement Index reports that France, Uruguay and Malaysia provide the best and most affordable health care in the world. The Health Care category in the Index considers the cost of care and the quality. Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people, the percentage of […]

By March 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →