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Help overcoming bullying

Help overcoming bullying

KISS band member Paul Stanley spent his formative years being pursued by bullies. He was born with a facial deformity that prevented his right ear from forming properly and left him deaf in one ear. Kids terrorized him, calling him “Stanley the one-eared monster” and he spent a lot of time in fear of being […]

By April 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: Slurping Soup

Book Review: Slurping Soup

Moving is traumatic for children, moving abroad can be devastating. Slurping Soup and Other Confusions is designed to help children look on the positive side of a move and process feelings through hands on activities. The resource was created by expat mothers Maryam Afnan Ahmad, Cherie Emigh,Ulrike Gemmer, Bárbara Menezes, Kathryn Tonges and Lucinda Willshire, […]

By March 29, 2014 0 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 →
Author Interview: A Portable Identity

Author Interview: A Portable Identity

Debra R. Bryson and Charise M. Hoge met in Bangkok, Thailand while working at a program to help expats adjust to life abroad. Both accompanying spouses with counseling backgrounds, they were interested in understanding what made some expat spouses acclimate and thrive while others remained unhappy and unsettled. They developed and led workshops focusing on […]

By September 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Book Review: Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds

Book Review: Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds

Third Culture Kids, Growing up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken is a book that is hard to ignore if you are a member of the global nomad community. Ask any Third Culture Kid (TCK) who has read it and they’ll tell you it was “life changing” to learn that […]

By September 23, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Living Your Best Life Abroad

Living Your Best Life Abroad

Book Review by Renata Harper Living Your Best Life Abroad: From Surviving to Thriving (Summertime Publishing, 2009) by expatriate coach Jeanne A Heinzer takes a step beyond the practicalities of relocating abroad and focuses on personal development and how you can make the most of your overseas experience.  The book is aimed at accompanying partners […]

By August 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad

The Mission of Detective Mike: Moving Abroad

Book Review by Susan Adkins “We’re going to live in another place. I know a lot of things will change, but I don’t know how,” says eight-year-old Mike to explain his confusion about his upcoming move abroad in this endearing new children’s book by Simone T. Costa Eriksson and Ana Serra. Mike decides to do […]

By August 1, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Worried your child has special needs? S-O-S Research can help

Worried your child has special needs? S-O-S Research can help

Danette M. Schott knew her life would never be the same when she met her daughter in Russia. At 18 months she weighed 14 pounds, didn’t like to be held or touched and couldn’t maintain eye contact. She describes the initial meeting on her website this way: “She was not the healthy, almost walking toddler […]

By July 19, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
How to get boys to read? Try a book on farts

How to get boys to read? Try a book on farts

My cousin, Ray Sabini, (whose pen name is Raymond Bean), wrote a children’s book that’s getting a lot of attention and may convince your young child that reading is fun. Ray’s a teacher who wants to hook his students on reading. He noticed that all boys are preoccupied with farts so he wrote a book […]

By July 15, 2010 0 Comments Read More →