Why a Sudden Departure from Home is a Big Hairy Deal
January 30, 2011

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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TCK to future TCK: Advice about Successful International Moves
December 1, 2010

You’ve heard that expression, “Out of the mouths of babes comes the truth.” Well, when talking to the students at the Anglo-American School of Sofia (AAS-Sofia), I certainly heard a lot of true and common sense statements! I was recently invited by the Parent Teacher Organization to speak to students and parents at the AAS-Sofia,…

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6 Things I Learned about International Mobility, Transitions, and TCKs
November 12, 2010

Let’s face it. International moves – at least the tasks involved with moving – are really never much fun. Putting your life in boxes, then shipping it around the world, is a major and stressful event. And add children to the mix, and it truly is a major upheaval for everyone in the family. This…

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Transitioning to College – How Third Culture Kids and Parents Can Be Better Prepared
May 29, 2010

by Rebecca Grappo, founder, RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC The countdown to graduation has started! Students now know where they will be attending college, and they are busy saying goodbye to friends and hopefully, looking forward to new beginnings. Many of them have heard over and over that going to college is going to represent…

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Helping Us to Better Understand Boys: Raising Cain – Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
May 2, 2010

Do you have a son, brother, father, husband, or other male in your life? Do you work with children? If so, I highly recommend that you read Raising Cain – Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, by Drs. Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson. A New York Times bestseller, this book should be given to every…

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