How to help your children say goodbye

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Kids, Pre-teens: 9-12 year olds, Pregnancy & childbirth, Preparation & Planning, Teenagers, Younger kids: 4-8 year olds1 Comment

Two little girls holding hands in front of an old door

Expat and school farewells It’s that time of year when people start moving away. Many families choose this time of year to relocate as it ties in well with the school holidays and tends to make the transition from school to school a little easier for the kids. This ‘season’ … Read More

Expat teen – parent relationships

Carole Hallett MobbsTeenagers6 Comments

Parent and teen girl smiling expat relationships

Maintaining a strong parent-teen relationship abroad Why did you choose to move abroad? There might be many reasons, but ultimately you were most likely, in one form or another, looking for experiences that would benefit your family. Living in a foreign country can be stressful at times. Having to keep … Read More

How to help your expat teen cope with moving

Carole Hallett MobbsTeenagers0 Comments

How to help your teenager relocate overseas Being a teenager can be wonderful and testing at the same time. Being an expat teenager can bring additional blessings and challenges. Expat teens go through the natural developmental challenges of adolescence while subject to a transient life and adjusting to a move … Read More

Perception on teens in crisis

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties, Teenagers0 Comments

Sad girl crying on phone Expat teen crisis self harm

Self-harm is a coping strategy, not the problem itself Another comment on the TCK Problems article was very insightful and could be of use to others experiencing mental health problems concerning their child – expat or not. Rianne Cornelisse wrote the following: As a social scientist specialised in child education … Read More