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Younger kids: 4-8 year olds

How to find a good babysitter for your expat kids

Babysitter playing with toddler

How to find child care in your new country One of the most difficult things, when you arrive anywhere new, is finding a babysitter. This is difficult enough in your home country. I used to struggle to find suitable babysitters ... Read More »

How an expat child deals with transition

Resilient expat child Toddler with hands on hips looking down a long road

In December 2012 Laura explained how her little girl taught her how to cope with her new expat life. Here, I’ve merged the two articles into one for ease of reading. Learning resilience from my expat American toddler To say ... Read More »

Jet lag and children

Jet lag Woman awake in bed looking at alarm clock

Jetlag: Sleepless from Seattle This space is mostly about a family living life abroad and the joys of traveling with children. But anyone who has done it, knows that there are a few obstacles to overcome when you decide to ... Read More »

Don’t forget Teddy!

Travelling with children? Don't forget teddy! Teddy looking out of a window.

Travelling with kids: some tips Never underestimate the bond between a child and their favourite stuffed toy! While my daughter didn’t have a particular favourite until she was about five years old, whichever one was in her hands at a ... Read More »

Abroad and confused

Close up of a small child hugging mum and looking anxious

Helping kids understand relocation “When will our bunk beds arrive?” asked a curious 3-year-old after a few days of vacation in Spain. We looked at her with an enquiring “Huh?” – Then it hit us. You see, we had just ... Read More »