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Géraldine Lepère: How to scare the hell out of a French person

Géraldine Lepère has a great site to help expats in France adapt. A former expat herself, she gives very practical advice with sincerity and humor, as the video shows. You can visit her site to see more sage advice about everything from French table manners to finding the French accents on a keyboard. She gave […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By March 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Interviews with Third Culture Kids

By March 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

How resilient are kids?

By March 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Interview: TCK Author Heidi Sand-Hart

Interview: TCK Author Heidi Sand-Hart

Heidi Sand-Hart was a missionary kid who spent the majority of her childhood moving from one exotic location to another. Like all TCKs she struggled to find a sense of belonging and a place to call home. The most tangible results of her struggles is the book Home Keeps Moving, which serves as an homage […]

By November 16, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Book Review: Home Keeps Moving

Book Review: Home Keeps Moving

Review by Susan Adkins The author’s life as a child of missionary parents may seem like the fulfillment of a traveler’s dream. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that although Heidi Sand-Hart found her frequent overseas moves to be enriching and sometimes exhilarating, she was also left with a pervasive sense of loneliness and a confused […]

By November 15, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Raising a mentally healthy child

Raising a mentally healthy child

From Everyday Health: A new Internet poll of 2,000 parents finds that there are some key things you can do to raise a mentally healthy child: First, shower them with love. “Love and affection are the best predictors of good outcomes,” said Robert Epstein, a parenting expert who conducted the poll and wrote about it […]

By November 11, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Norway best for the good life: UN report

Norway best for the good life: UN report

The going only seems to get better in Norway which on Thursday was named by the United Nations as the country with the best quality of life for a record-matching eighth time. The UN’s annual A-to-Z of global wealth, poverty, health and education highlighted in its 20th anniversary edition though that despite “growth surges” in […]

By November 5, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Special needs children & schooling abroad

Special needs children & schooling abroad

Rebecca Grappo is the founder of RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC, an organization dedicated to helping students find the right boarding school or university for them. Rebecca has worked with many students who have struggled in school. She has given numerous presentations for groups around the United States and abroad about education, as well as […]

By October 9, 2010 6 Comments Read More →