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Parenting norms around the world

Parenting norms around the world

When I first arrived in France I was struck by how little attention parents paid to their children hanging upside down from monkey bars and tree branches. I was alarmed to see these 4 year old kids shrieking with delight high above the ground, as their mothers smoked and gossiped on nearby benches. I am […]

By March 23, 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 →
27 Struggles every international student at a US university has

27 Struggles every international student at a US university has

BuzzFeed has a funny but accurate account of things every international student enrolled in a US university goes through at one point or another. While some may seem insignificant, over time they can become overwhelming to the student away from all that is familiar. 1. Always being at least a little bit jet lagged for […]

By March 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Canada tops list of expat favorites for raising kids

Canada tops list of expat favorites for raising kids

As parents we all have one thing in common: we worry about our kids. As expats we have the added concern that a move may be too stressful or a country’s culture or language too difficult for our kids to manage. And while sometimes children do have trouble adjusting, most of the time they do […]

By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Mothers in Norway have it the best

Mothers in Norway have it the best

The best place in the world to be a mom is Norway, where maternal and child mortality rates are low, women’s life expectancy and years in school are high, and the average maternity leave is about one year, a new study measuring the well-being of mothers and babies shows. Australia and Iceland join Norway at […]

By May 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
TCK Siblings: I Guess I’m Stuck With You

TCK Siblings: I Guess I’m Stuck With You

One of the upsides of living abroad is our children often have close relationships. Third Culture Kid Rachel Aguiar wrote a great story about how much she values her siblings. By Rachel Aguiar, in Denizen for Third Culture Kids Who used up the batteries in the Game Boy? My two younger brothers and I were […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New booklet for expats in UAE

New booklet for expats in UAE

British expats have so much trouble adapting to life in the United Arab Emirates that officials have created a book with tips about how to avoid problems. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Britons are most likely to be arrested in Thailand and with the UAE coming in a close second. The Emirates is […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Sweden tops countries that help with integration

Sweden tops countries that help with integration

Sweden is better than other European countries, the United States, and Canada in helping immigrants integrate, according to a study published by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group. Sweden’s score of 83 gave it the highest rank among countries included in the study. Portugal ranked second with a score of 79, followed by […]

By March 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

Rebecca Grappo is the founder of RNG International Educational Consultants and has helped thousands of expats manage difficult situations — including helping families evacuate in emergencies. In light of the revolution in Egypt she has compiled a list of the 12 of the most important things families can do when an evacuation is necessary. 1. […]

By January 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Parenting in Italy

Parenting in Italy

Parenting While Abroad is always looking for people who can provide perspective on raising children in a different country. Today we are pleased to post a Q&A from an American woman who lives near Venice. She prefers to remain anonymous, but has excellent tips for parents who are considering a move to Italy. She is […]

By January 27, 2011 1 Comments Read More →