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Mental Heath and Living Through a Pandemic
June 22, 2021
We have seen the severe burdens that the pandemic has placed on our kids especially in terms of unprecedented amounts of uncertainty and stress. In looking back on the past year or so, our team got together to discuss the sorts of challenges expat kids face, ways we have seen how the pandemic has affected our third culture kids, and three things we can do to better support them.
Article by Michelle Braun
Predictably Unpredictable: Daily Anchors
January 26, 2021
In this month’s blog, the EKC team shares what their daily anchors are. What are daily anchors? It’s simply something that is a part of your day, whether it be a routine, activity, or even an item that helps your day feel more grounded. Daily anchors can help reduce some uncertainty in our daily life.
Article by The Expat Kids Club Team
Being Curious: Questions We Ask Ourselves
December 11, 2020
When we think about being curious, oftentimes we like to ask ourselves questions. These can range from some more friendly questions to others resembling criticism. In our blog this month, team EKC talks about what questions we have been asking ourselves recently. What’s a question that you ask yourself and what feelings have you been curious about recently?
by The Expat Kids Club Team
Embracing the Learning Curve: What We Learn As Expats
November 20, 2020
So far in our month about “Embracing the Learning Curve” we’ve talked about how it’s beneficial in these scenarios to develop a growth mindset. Check out our (video) blog about what our team has learned from being expats and how this relates to their feelings! Have you had any of these experiences yourself? Share them with us!
by The Expat Kids Club Team
Avoiding Avoidance: Questioning Our Most Basic Strategy When Faced With Fears
October 23, 2020
In this month’s blog, The Expat Kids Club’s Psychologist Jamie explains the purposes of avoidance, why it’s not always the best strategy, and what expat kids can do to begin applying new coping mechanisms that can help them succeed in the long-term.
Article by Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, Psychologist
Knowing When to Clock Out
September 20, 2020
A vital element of keeping focused is knowing when to clock out! Just like adults in the workplace, even kids who are skilled at staying focused may become burned out if they don’t recognize when to stop. So how can we help our Expat Kids avoid burnout? – Read on to find out!
Article by Eric Haynes, Social Media Coordinator
Difficulties with Difference: How to Embrace the Category of “Other”
May 20, 2020
Standing out vs. fitting in. We know it’s important to our expat kids and teens for their peers to have a positive opinion of them. But we also know, being different from the rest of the group can be tough! How can we help our kids embrace being unlike everyone else and hold on to their home cultures? Let’s find out!
Article by Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, Social Media Coordinator
Disabled and Expatriated: A Guest Blog
May 15, 2020
The story of one parent’s experience as a TCK with a disability and how moving abroad was the best thing that ever happened to her.
Article by Samantha Florent, Guest Blogger and Expat Parent
7 Ways to Keep the Kids Occupied (Creatively): A Guest Blog
April 28, 2020
When parks are closed and friends can’t come to play, you may be running out of ways to keep the kids busy! Here are some ideas that aren’t only fun, but also may spark your child’s imagination and build their creative skills!
Article by Natasha Rekhi, Drama Teacher and Guest Blogger
Dear Teens: Sleep Help is Here!
April 19, 2020
We all struggle sometimes to fall asleep, teens especially. Discover some great tips on better sleep, especially when you’re spending a lot of time at home!
Article by Deniz Keskinel, Intern