Losing A Home – The Impact On Your Third Culture Kid (And How To Handle It)

Ben was 8 years old when he left the country where he’d spent all his childhood.   ‘Daddy’s got a promotion overseas and says he can’t refuse it’, explained Ben to his teacher when he got the … [Read more...]

To Have Or To Be – That Is The (Expat) Question

“We need to sell the house.”   The children looked at me in disbelief. Did they hear it right? “I don’t want to”, said the little one. Selling the house?! Our house? No way. I have to tell … [Read more...]

Moving Abroad? 7 Things Your Child Needs To Hear You Say

Admit it… You feel guilty. For the third time in 4 years, you have to move. For you, it might just be OK. But for your kids? They’re 6, 12 and 15 years old. The younger starts grade one, the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Talk to Other Expats

When I left France to live abroad, I did not know anything about culture shock, expatriate grief and third culture kids. But I had a clear idea in mind: I would immerse myself in the local culture, … [Read more...]

How Resilient Are You? Take the Quiz!

In the previous article of this series, we've seen what resilience is and why it matters, in all walks of life but especially when you're living abroad, having to face a lot of different … [Read more...]

Warning: as an expatriate, you may suffer from this condition!

By moving abroad, you'll suffer from a powerful and hidden condition that affects all expatriates with various levels of intensity. Believe it or not, that condition is called grief. Before you … [Read more...]