Expat family

Moody teenager or teen depression?

From the moment children start Middle or Secondary School, they encounter a whole new world. Not only are they the youngest ones instead of the seniors in their school community, they gain independence, ‘free’ access to the internet and social media, a changing body, crazy hormones and a rapidly changing brain that is exploding with […]

Growth Mindset

Why is it that one person naturally sees new situations as challenges and tackles them with two hands, while another in the same situation sees only bears on the road? In addition to experiences that you gain in your life, which work out good or bad for you and thus influence your (self) confidence, the […]

Gratitude

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude” – A.A Milne At the end of the year, most of us reflect on the year that has passed, the things that have happened and the people that have played an important role in our lives. […]

Test anxiety

A few more weeks and the first semester will be finished. With Winter Break around the corner, preparations are made for travels and celebrations. Candles and fireplaces are burning and fuzzy feelings are felt on darkening winter days. But the Secondary students aren’t feeling the fuzzies just yet. They are entering a tensive period of […]

Going home for the holidays

For a lot of expats, Winter Break is a period of traveling back to their home country and reconnecting with family and friends. It’s also a time to keep an eye on our child, especially when it’s their first time back after an expatriation. In general, it’s a great time for them; festivities are going […]