European Enlightenment: Lesson 1 – Empathy

This blog post has taken shape in the Paediatric Ward of our local hospital. To my right, through the salt splashed window panes, the powerful Pacific Ocean waves crash heavily upon the sand (I do find it intriguing that hospitals and cemeteries so often have the best views!). To my left, amidst the rhythmical beeps and … Continue reading European Enlightenment: Lesson 1 – Empathy

3 Tips for Supporting Your TCK in a New School Environment

Stop! Listen. Do you hear that sound? With the exception of the Cicadas singing their Summertime chorus in the trees outside my window, I can hear it…Silence. For the first time in 8 weeks, Silence reigns in my house and my office because the Summer holidays are over and today marks the beginning of the … Continue reading 3 Tips for Supporting Your TCK in a New School Environment

The Most Powerful Stakeholder in a Globally Mobile Child’s Education

Last week, I had the privilege of working with, what we in the Education World consider to be, the three key stakeholders in a child’s education. I have presented to, collaborated with and advised staff, parents and students who live and work amongst our domestically and globally mobile population. As I listened to life stories … Continue reading The Most Powerful Stakeholder in a Globally Mobile Child’s Education

The Question on Every Globally Mobile Mum’s Mind

  I have recently returned from Singapore - a country that takes 5th place, behind Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan, in the competition for the highest share of Expatriates in the total population. Whilst there, I talked to Globally Mobile Parents but I also did a lot of listening. The topic of conversation and concern … Continue reading The Question on Every Globally Mobile Mum’s Mind

What The Rugby World Cup Does to Third Culture Kids

Overnight, The New Zealand All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup. There, I've said it and, as an Australian, it is a bitter pill to swallow. The Australian Wallabies fought to the end, as Aussies often do, but perhaps more importantly restored their countrymen's faith in Australian Rugby. For Third Culture Kids (TCK) however, the Rugby … Continue reading What The Rugby World Cup Does to Third Culture Kids

Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Migrant, Immigrant, Expat – What’s the Difference?

I, like so many of you, have been overwhelmed by the images on my screen, in recent months and years, of the flood of Syrian people pouring into Europe in search of safety and a future. The leaky boats and terrified faces just a small indication of the terror they must be trying to escape. … Continue reading Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Migrant, Immigrant, Expat – What’s the Difference?