3 Things Your Teenager Can’t Tell You When Moving Abroad

It’s no secret: handling a teenager as a parent is tricky. To say the least. But moving abroad adds another layer of complexity. Understanding what’s going on in your teenager’s head helps you … [Read more...]

Divorce Abroad – 3 Essential Things You Need To Know For Your Kids

Stella is anxious. Her mum, Janet, is not the same any more. Since last week, she has lost her smile. Her eyes are red and swollen, her face is bleak. She often withdraws in her room. What’s … [Read more...]

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...]

School Bullying – 5 Points For Expat Parents To Consider (Before It Spirals Out Of Control)

“Ching-Chong” shouts Werner at Cheng. And he laughs. On the playground, a few students raise their head and sneer.  Cheng slouches. It’s not the first time it happens. In this new school, … [Read more...]

4 Myths Your Child Believes About Going Back ‘Home’ for University (And Why You Should Know About Them)

This article is the result of an interview with Tina Quick whose experience and knowledge of the TCK’s transition to college have been invaluable. Tina is the author of The Global Nomad’s Guide to … [Read more...]

Empty Nest Syndrome –  3 Essential Tasks For The Expat Mum

Lauren is shaken. To the core.   A big part of what she has lived for over the last 10 years -- the years she’s been a full time stay at home mum -- is slipping away. Her daughter Maddy left … [Read more...]

2014 – A Year in Expatland

End of last year, I took you on a journey: the story of an expat family through a compilation of all the articles published on the blog. The suspense was at its peak: we left this family in … [Read more...]

10 More Signs That You May Be A Third Culture Parent

People living in another country are not simply called expatriates. Depending on their age, familial status, or occupational situation, they're called expat assignee, trailing spouse, TCK -Third … [Read more...]

10 Signs That You May Be A Third Culture Parent

Our children have a name: they’re called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads. Their parents - we (!) - don’t! At least, not that I know of. Why bother? You’ll ask.   Barbara … [Read more...]

6 Things Your Third Culture Kid Does Not Want To Hear

Maybe it’s when you announced it: “Sweetheart, we have great news, we’re going to move to another country” or when you arrived in this new place, or even later on - weeks, months, years (yes!) … [Read more...]