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...]

The #LOL Guide For Parents With Teenagers Moving Country

Changing country is an exciting adventure. But sometimes, not all family members are on the same page. Here are a few humorous tips to help you handle your #OMG teenagers when you tell them about … [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...]

Orphan Spouse: How to Best Cope With Ambiguous Loss?

You’re an orphan spouse when you’re in a relationship but don’t live permanently with your partner under the same roof. Short term assignments, necessity or willingness to pursue dual careers, fly in … [Read more...]

How A Simple Belief Can Destroy Your Expatriate Life… or Help You Thrive

“This language is too difficult. I’m too old. I can’t learn it anymore. I tried for 6 months already and I hardly see any progress. I’m not gifted in languages anyway. I studied French in high … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Young Children For Dramatic Change Without Stressing Them Out

There are moments in the expat life where you’d like to talk to your children but you can’t. Maybe the move still needs to remain confidential. And your children are too young to keep a … [Read more...]

Culture Shock and Your Expat Child: What to Do?

Have you ever wondered what’s happening in your children’s head when relocating abroad? In this article "Culture Shock: What Your Children Can't Tell You", you already found some … [Read more...]

Culture Shock: What Your Kids Can’t Tell You

In a previous article, you uncovered what Gérard Depardieu could teach expatriates about culture shock. We outlined the very popular Oberg model characterized by 4 stages (honeymoon, crisis, … [Read more...]