A mother’s love This is for all expatriates who are struggling as they parent a teen in trauma. It doesn’t matter that statistics quote 25% of teenagers self-harm.
Advice for parents of teens who self harm What helps us as parents live through a teen trauma and crisis journey? Here’s what I learned: 1. Don’t isolate
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
TCK problems – a response As I mentioned previously, I had numerous responses to an anonymous article I published on behalf of the mother of a self-harming expat
The silent subject There is a dark undercurrent to expat life that rarely, if ever, gets talked about. I think it’s time to bring it gently into the
Where to go for help as an expat Following the heart-wrenching previous post about a troubled expat child I’ve been truly humbled by the many kind words, comments
The expat teen Being a teen can be hard. Being an expat teen can be harder. Despite the perception of friends ‘back home’ that life in the vast
How to help jet-lagged kids This previous post explains how jet lag affects our bodies. Don’t forget to look after yourself so you’re able to care for your