A guide to getting started on ExpatChild

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A Compass How to find your way aroung ExpatChild

A Compass How to find your way aroung ExpatChild

How to navigate this site

Hello! Are you new here? Are you thinking about moving abroad with your children? Well, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

Let me help you find your way around ExpatChild. I’m sure there’s something useful here for you.

About this site

ExpatChild is a great place to find articles, useful guides and insider hints and tips about moving overseas with kids. Text displayed in blue is a clickable link to another section.

There’s loads of information in here about all aspects of relocating abroad with your children. It all depends on what you’re looking for. To help make finding relevant articles easier for you I’ve created a quick introduction to start you off on your exploration.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for by using the powerful search function at the top right of the pages or the menus, do please get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Let me tell you how this site works.

All articles are filed under categories listed in the dropdown menus across the bar near the top of the page. Recent articles in four of the most popular categories are displayed on the front page. These categories are:

  • Preparation and Planning: everything you need to know about getting ready for your overseas relocation including lots of information on packing.
  • Education: an in-depth exploration of the numerous schooling options you may have as an expat. It also includes lots of information on how to help your kids learn a new language.
  • Health and Well Being: a broad category covering physical and psychological health issues. Culture shock, jet lag and emotional well-being articles can be found here.
  • Personal Stories: stories and information by other expat parents.

The most recent posts, regardless of category, can be found further down the home page while those that have provoked the most discussion are shown on the right in a box labelled Most Talked About.

Other places on ExpatChild for you to explore

The Expat Resources section contains links to personal expat blogs from various countries. There are also articles from sponsors who have an interest in helping you get the most of your relocation and expat life.

For further reading and recommended travel items, please visit the Expat Resource Shop too. Here you’ll find personally recommended books and can’t-do-without goodies.

Commenting and links

When you read an article you may wish to comment on it or share your own advice and experiences. Please feel free to do so using the Comment option after the end of the article.

On most articles you will find links to other pieces on the same topic which will help give you a fuller picture.

How to read ExpatChild

The most effective way to make sure you don’t miss any new articles is to sign up to receive uodates by email. You can do this very simply by entering your email address in the box titled Subscribe to Updates by Email which is at the top right of the page. Once you’ve done that a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. You need to click on the link in that email to activate your subscription otherwise it won’t work! And don’t worry, you will never be spammed by me and you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have a Kindle, you can also subscribe to ExpatChild via Amazon. Here is the link to the US store and this is the link to the UK store.

If you want to know more about me

About me: My name is Carole Hallett Mobbs and I’m the founder and curator of ExpatChild. Whilst I write most of the articles myself, many others posts are generously written by members of a ‘community’ who gather on Facebook and Twitter. We are expats and parents. We all love writing and helping others in their quest for a new life overseas with their children.

I do have a little corner of this site where I occasionally publish my own personal blog posts. You can find that here: Carole’s Blog.

Well, I think that’s covered pretty much everything! Please take a look around. If you still can’t find what you need to know about moving abroad, please get in touch with me here.

Thank you for joining me. Don’t forget to sign up for updates and bookmark this page.

Now that you’ve settled in, please tell your friends to come and visit too!

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A guide to getting started on ExpatChild

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