19
Oct
2014
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Three Things You Should Never “Think” About in an International Move

This weekend I spend time in Washington D.C. with the board members of  Families in Global Transition. We were lucky enough to debrief with a wonderful painting session.  In my mind, my painting was a reflection of my world. (note this is not my artistic outcome) but this is what at one time my mind...
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28
Sep
2014
1

Lost in the Lingo, but loving the knowledge

I was recently asked if I still saw the BRIC countries as my key focus group. I am honest enough to say “What?” and hope the conversation gets back to one I can understand. I am talking to a global relocation agent. He went on to explain that the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia,India and China) were among the...
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13
Sep
2014
1

Sophomore Slump : Full speed ahead as an Expat

For many young American adults returning to the USA to attend college or university after being expats or global nomads since they have been following their parents careers overseas, “Sophomore Slump” starts after about 6 weeks in the new university.  This is when it dawns on them that their lifestyle of travel is now over....
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31
Aug
2014
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CCKs conflicting thoughts: Building an Understanding of our Foundation

I am a firm believer that the more we understand about ourselves, the better we communicate to others and the more fulfilled we tend to be. Working with the global population has always given me many concrete examples of how they try to process their global upbringing. Recently, I was working with 7 -10th graders at a school....
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20
Aug
2014
0

Global Family: Each child has a unique Identity

We are putting on a free webinar this week which would be perfect for anyone relocating anytime. The title is “New Country, New School.” sign up here.  Thursday, 21st at  10 AM BalikpapanTime.   What a wonderful introduction.  PARENT WORKSHOP WITH JULIA SIMENS We are very excited to have such a renowned author and specialist, Ms Julia...
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2
Aug
2014
0

Wine around the world: At the Mercy of the Situation

I now find my old friends’ tendency to order wine by the glass, not the bottle, unnecessarily Puritanical. Often as summer ends, you will find family after family saying goodbye to their extended family and heading back abroad.  You will also find thousands of international school teachers heading off to their next adventures. Often, what you...
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25
Jul
2014
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Remember What Kids Need as They Head Out Abroad!

Many of my families are gearing up to have children head off to a semester abroad or college. We often discuss what is vital to bring!  Each child and situation is different but we all need a “GREAT” list to make sure we don’t forget those important items. Thanks  to www.projects-abroad.co.uk for creating this graphic.
19
Jul
2014
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Aging Parent: Torn Between Two Worlds

  Having an aging parent is hard enough but with more and more families becoming global nomads and living abroad when an aging parent needs help the issue is compounded. As the month of July is over half over, I am painfully aware that I will not be seeing my Mom again this summer.  ...
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