No story is the same - find unique approach to your expat child
We can all share tips and advice on the best way to prepare your children for relocation, but the bottom line is - all kids are different, so what works for one might not work at all for another. Some children think of moving around as a fun adventure, while others find it hard to adapt and might require more help from the parents during the adjustment period.
We can all share tips and advice on the best way to prepare your children for relocation, but the bottom line is - all kids are different, so what works for one might not work at all for another. Some children think of moving around as a fun adventure, while others find it hard to adapt and might require more help from the parents during the adjustment period. (More)
Multicultural kids? Help them see all the benefits!
Expat parents already have quite a lot to worry about when it comes to their kids - new friends, new country, new language. At the same time, you don't want your kids to forget where they are coming from as well. But what if you add to that parents with different backgrounds, coming from different countries? How do you help your children stay in touch with their multicultural heritage?
With me being Ukrainian and my husband - Russian, we never thought there would be any problem with that, as our cultures are rather similar and we both use the same language at home. However, taking into account recent events, there are now new issues, which we would have to face with our kids, when they grow up enough to discuss politics. In any case, we are determined to make sure our family will be a proof of Russians and Ukrainians living in peace.
Recently, we had a discussion with our 5 year old, who was trying to work out her nationality. Russian? Ukrainian? As she was born in Germany, she also considered that she might be German. To make it even more confusing, she's British according to her passport. In the end, we decided to get back to that question later, for now agreeing that she can be all of the above (accept German, I guess, as she left Germany at 1.5 years old and hardly remembers it). (More)
Take a leap into expat life!
Moving around has its ups and downs, but it sure is easier, when you’re a single or a couple. Whenever a family has to make a decision about becoming expats, one of the first things to consider is wellbeing of the kids. But is relocation with children really as difficult as it seems? (More)
Introducing Expat Kids Blog
Hi all! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Yuliya and I started living as an expat at 17, when I came to UK from Ukraine to become a student in London. Years later, our expat family was formed as I got married to a Russian guy, who lived in UK since he was 12. We made a decision to move to Hamburg, Germany, due to his work and, although I was a bit apprehensive about moving again, this turned into another interesting period of our life. At some point we got so hooked up on moving that we still find it hard to settle down. Shanghai came after Hamburg, Moscow after Shanghai, Pardubice (CZ) after Moscow. 10 years and 5 countries together. (More)