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Choosing a kindergarten or nursery for your expat child

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Choosing early years education overseas We’re often told that children who spend time in a nursery or kindergarten will develop better social skills, will learn more – and faster – will be better able to manage problems independently and will, all in all, become more rounded human beings. That’s all well and good if there’s […]

When you don’t want to move overseas

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What if you really don’t want to move abroad? Your partner has been offered this amazing job abroad, it will be fantastic for his career, the money is great and everyone thinks it’s really exciting except one person… You. What happens when you don’t want to move abroad? You don’t want to give up your career. […]

Flying with children

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 “Are we nearly there yet?” Let’s be honest – the first 3 or 4 times they ask this (usually accomplished within 30 minutes of take-off) is cute and quite funny. The 8th time (in an hour) is getting a little bit annoying and when you hit 15-20 times in 90 minutes it’s starting to seriously […]

How to tell your child you are moving abroad

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Preparing your children for an overseas adventure Moving overseas is a big decision – moving overseas when there are children involved is a massive and difficult one. You’ll be only too aware that you are taking them away from everything familiar and starting again in an alien environment, so you’ll worry about how they’ll cope. […]

Which school abroad?

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School options overseas When moving abroad with children, the main decision you will make is which school they will attend. This decision may also have a major impact on choosing where to live. And vice versa! Where you live may dictate which school your child goes to. For example, most international schools are located in […]

Jet lag in babies

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How to help your jet-lagged baby One of the biggest worries that any parent faces when moving home is how well the children are going to adjust to the changes. Any move is always going to be a bit disconcerting to a young child but moving abroad comes with its own unique set of challenges […]

10 tips on choosing the right school abroad

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How to choose the right school abroad Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest challenges any parent faces. You have to balance so many considerations – a good performance, a suitable teaching ethos, a great anti-bullying policy and above all somewhere you feel your child will fit in and be […]

Surviving culture shock!

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Culture shock: what it is and how to cope with it Excitement, preparation and planning have carried you this far… you’ve made the choice to move to a new country, done your research, completed a successful look-see visit, read all the travel books and you know exactly what to expect. So the move should be […]

Moving abroad with children

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Careful planning of any move abroad with kids is crucial to your success, so take the time to think things through and make sure it’s the right decision for your family.

5 things to do on arrival in a new country

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What to do on arrival in a new country The plane’s landed, you’ve found the taxi rank and are on your way to your new home. The initial exuberance of surviving the flight along with actually being in this place you’ve dreamed about for so long will surely keep you going for a while. But, […]