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“We all know that emotions are a key thread in the fabric of any family. As parents we are all too aware of our investment in the emotional wellbeing of our children, often to the detriment of our own. Julia Simens offers some genuinely insightful perspectives on how to raise emotionally literate individuals with a toolkit of strategies. With an easy and accessible style there is no assurance that following her advice will be easy, but there is every indication that it will work”.
Julian Edwards, NIST Secondary Principal

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By Lois Bushong (Indiana, USA) –
This review is from: Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family (Paperback)
This is a wonderful resource for the expat parent. Julia does an amazing job of making the concept of Attachment Theory understandable to the lay person. I love her style of writing as it is very clear in educating the reader, she gives most interesting examples and then brings it all home with concrete activities to help the parent further explore that particular concept with their child. Her book is a must read for the expat parent, or any parent for that matter. I love it!! I only wish it was on the required reading list for all parents. Thanks, Julia, for sharing your insights in such a practical book.
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By Vera Cruz on December 24, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

After reading this book, I must agree that it is a “must read” for families traveling around the world. It addresses so many issues that are a huge benefit not only to the children but for the adults as well. There are the unseen emotional issues that you just don’t see or noticed and those are the points that are covered in this book.It is easy to connect with this book as it is written in a style that is very comfortable to read. It is as if you were having a conversation at the table over a cup of coffee. Not only is this book a benefit for families, I can see it as a useful guide for anyone working with children overseas such as teachers. This would help in helping children cope with being aboard and having to deal with a new, strange and different culture.

I highly recommend this book to any family considering moving aboard with children or for anyone dealing with children who have already moved aboard. This book is well written, very concise and very useful that can go a long way in reducing stress with the move. It is indeed a very thorough and comprehensive guide!

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This review is from: Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family (Paperback)
FABULOUS book! A must read for every parent. Delving into the world of emotions, it will open your eyes in a way you never would have imagined possible, and best of all you’ll emerge with wonderful tools that will not only assist your child for the rest of their life… the valuable insights you walk away with will also bring much richness and value to your own life. The book is so easy to read, so you’ll fly right through it, too!
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By lvs2tlk101 on December 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

Great book for parents who move around the world to read to help their children. If your teen is struggling with moving, you can read this book and learn how to help them deal with their emotions.
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By Amazon Customer on December 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

All parents who work international jobs should read this book. With the help of the tips in this book you can help your child or children deal with their emotions and stress as they grow up in different countries and cultures so that they will grow up to be happy and psychologically stable.
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By Dennis Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 26, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

My wife bought this book and shared it with me. Having work and lived in Europe and Asia with my children when they were in school, I wished I would have had this book back then. I could see after reading this book the things I overlooked and didn’t see. So, for someone who has been there and lived the life, take it from me, this book can do alot to make life alot more easier for you and your family, especially the children.I still have friends that go back and forth and rest assured, I will be recommending this book to them for sure.
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By Mrs Shelley Antscherl on June 10, 2011
Format: Paperback

Guilt inevitably afflicts all expat parents when they relocate their families around the world.Despite the enormous advantages and privileges growing up as a global nomad, it’s sometimes hard to reconcile this with an unhappy child, distraught at the prospect of leaving friends behind and moving country yet again.

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child seeks to help parents prepare children for their adventures abroad and ensure they can express and articulate the complex emotions at work when relocating.

Julia Simens is an American educator and consultant with a focus on international relocation and in 20 years of living in five different continents she `has helped many children and families adjust to their global lifestyle.’

Identifying key emotions at the root of distress and teaching children to communicate these feelings in words and pictures, helps youngsters confront the emotional difficulties as they learn to cope with each transition.

To accompany the theory, Simens has included practical exercises throughout the chapters for both parents and children to work through.

This is a book that will appeal to parents with an interest in the psychology of raising children overseas, and using this knowledge to help them cope with the emotional upheaval of leaving things behind and packing up to move on again.

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By Arthur F. Carmazzi on June 29, 2012
Format: Paperback

I have lived in 5 countries and Julia Simens Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child really sheds new light on mistakes I have made with my children and not really understanding them and what they were going through. But its not too late and I have learned practical ideas and steps to insure a better relationship with my kids as well as taking care of there emotional future.Arthur Carmazzi, Best Selling Author of Identity Intelligence and Lessons from the Monkey King

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By  Julia Pavlicek (Chicago)
This review is from: Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family (Paperback)
I liked the way the book was written and all the pictures and inserts were well done. I especially liked that it was written as a sort of work book with exercises after every chapter to get the person thinking. I think this would be a good book to do as a mother’s playdate group or book club by doing a chapter a week and doing the written homework and then coming together to discuss the chapter and the answers the individual mothers (or fathers) came up with in the homework.
Julia Pavlicek author of the upcoming book “Putting Sexy Back In Votech, Vocational Education and Trades”
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This review is from: Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family (Paperback)
I ordered this as a Christmas gift to be sent to Australia for my Sister who moved there a year ago and has stated to me that her kids especially the oldest (9) feel unsure about where they truly belong and to which country they call ‘home’. I looked on lots of websites to help her with this but information is usually the same patter repeated.
What This Emotional resilience book gives is a thorough understanding of how to deal with the incredible upheaval it is for the children and on how they will emotionally deal with leaving behind friends and family and also how they cope with their new status.
It is like a psychology therapy (but considerably cheaper, and I wish we had found this sooner, but I think getting this information across now will help this family as the kids transition more and I look forward to visiting them next year to see the effect.

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