It is just 2 more sleeps until the opening ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Whilst many of us in the world are pulling out our favourite national sporting paraphernalia ready to cheer on our country’s athletes, those in the globally mobile world are being confronted by a … Continue reading The Olympic Games: Which Country or Countries Will You Be Cheering For?
Have you ever wondered whether you’re doing the right thing by your children, traipsing them across the globe as part of an international assignment and exposing them to the globally mobile life? You are not alone! Back in 2016, I joined over 600 other delegates as we immersed ourselves in the Moving With Kids Online … Continue reading An Overseas Assignment: Are You Doing the Right Thing By Your Kids?
Last week I was asked this question: How has living abroad changed you? As with many questions asked of globally mobile people (Where are you from? Are you settled yet? Where is home? etc), I had to pause before answering. Did this person want the short answer or the long answer? The truth is, … Continue reading How Has Living Abroad Changed You?
Do you feel like this year is flying by? Depending on which hemisphere you reside, schools are returning from their Spring Break or gearing up for their Autumn Break. Students are either preparing for the final run into the end of the academic year followed by a long Summer vacation or for mid-year assessments … Continue reading The Importance of Goodbye
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
I was in Europe at this time last month, attending the Families in Global Transition Conference in Amsterdam and visiting International Schools in The Hague and London. Over the next few blog posts I will share some of the enlightenment I have gained from this worthwhile time including lessons learned about empathy, the importance of … Continue reading European Enlightenment
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
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
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