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Easing the Transition In my last post we talked about what to expect when moving with kids. Now let’s talk about how to make these transitions easier on your kids. I sent a survey to US Foreign Service families and I got some great responses on what has helped get kids through these time periods. While the physical aspects of a move might not take that much time, the planning, …

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What to Expect A while back, I sent a survey out to US Foreign Services families about transitions and moving with kids. I asked how their children responded to moving and major transitions in the past. I got a lot of great feedback from 60 respondents, much of which is in line with my research. Of the 60 respondents, 11 responded that their children had no problems with moves in …

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Arriving at a new post can be a real challenge.  The language is different, you don’t know anyone, you can’t find fresh milk (one of my families biggest struggles).  Sometimes it can be very easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with a new place and idealize the place we are coming from.  It’s fine to miss where are you coming from but try not to focus on the negative aspects …

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While not necessarily just a TCK issue, I wanted to share some of the my thoughts on how to travel with kids under three more easily.  I have spent countless hours reading blogs, forum posts, and scouring books for tips on how to make life easier for my kids, and by extension me and my husband, when we travel.  Each kid is different.  Some tips and travel gadgets have worked, while others …

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    It can be particularly difficult for parents to get their teenagers to tell them how they feel. A great way to help teenagers access their feelings is through music or poetry they can relate to. Below is a TCK poem that you could use with your teenagers as an icebreaker for conversation.         The poem Colors by Whitni Thomas, MK (1991) is one that many …

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I don’t know about you, but my family hates being so far away from my kids and my kids miss their grandparents, cousins and aunts and uncles terribly. Visiting often is just not an option for us. So Skyping/Facetime has become the next best thing. I am so grateful for this technology but it does at times create it’s own challenges. My 3 year old for example will ask to …

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Racing heart, racing thoughts, can’t sleep, headaches, stomachaches, sweaty palms…. anxiety is so uncomfortable. Most of us have had some of these symptoms at one time or another. For some, only before they make a big presentation, for others, it’s an everyday occurrence. Many people don’t even realize they have anxiety. They visit doctors thinking their headaches are caused from brain tumors, and their stomachs aches are some kind of …

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