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When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends
November 11, 2020

When Your Child Isn’t Making Friends in Boarding School There is a special heartache for the parent of the lonely child. More than academic, athletic, artistic or any other success, parents seem to first want children to feel loved and accepted… to make friends and be invited places, to have a tribe. So, what to…

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Tips for Third Culture Kids
September 26, 2020

Top 3 Tips for Third Culture Kids…who have just moved This post is for teens. First off, you should know I tried my best to make a YouTube video — because that seems to be the thing these days– but I can’t edit it. So until that is ready, I am communicating with old-fashioned writing….

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5 Questions to Ask a Therapeutic School
August 25, 2020

5 Questions to Ask a (Prospective) Therapeutic Program or School by Michelle Grappo, M.A., Ed.M., NCSP Is your child (or teen or young adult) struggling? If you are beginning the process of exploring a program or school with clinical therapy, it’s important to do your homework. The best way? Interview personnel at programs — personally….

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Be Prepared for COVID While Away at School
August 24, 2020

Be Prepared for COVID While Away at School The author of this post is unknown, but it was written with the instructions that the reader was free to copy and share it. We felt that the information in here was so relevant that we wanted to help amplify its message. In these uncertain times, the…

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How a Sudden Departure From Home is a Big Hairy Deal
February 13, 2020

I watch the events in Egypt unfold, my thoughts are with the thousands of expat children and families who are living in Egypt as well as their Egyptian friends and playmates. Maybe others are thinking about the political implications of this open rebellion, but I’m thinking about the many families who may be ordered to…

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SOS: Homesickness at Boarding School
September 19, 2015

Is this Normal, Will they be ok? I recently received an email from a worried parent who told me that after only three weeks at boarding school, her son seemed unhappy and kept talking about missing his friends back home. She naturally wanted to know if this was normal and what to do. Having had…

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