Category Archives: parenting

An expat child has many layers of influence – Your Expat Child


Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory This was mentioned in Rianne Cornelisse’s paper about how expat children adapt when returning home. What is the theory of Bronfenbrenner all about? In this model the child is the centre of its own system. The … Continue reading

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Neuromyths Busting and Education


The OECD’s Brain and Learning project (2002) emphasized that many misconceptions about the brain exist among professionals in the field of education. Though these so-called “neuromyths” are loosely based on scientific facts, they may have adverse effects on educational practice.  … Continue reading

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Should We Let Our Children Cry ?


Today is last day of school ! My son had pain and tears this morning, he said he will never see his friends again as we are moving  to another country this summer. He showed me the school yearbook and I … Continue reading

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Graduation Day In America From An Expat Perspective


We have been living for just 11 months in an affluent small town in New Jersey too far from New York City to be international. If I want to go to the City it takes me a good 90 minutes by … Continue reading

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Life as a Bilingual: Speech Discrimination in Bilingual Infants-Psychology Today


I have summarized and commented the findings of an interesting article “Speech Discrimination in Bilingual Infants” in Psychology Today by François Grosjean, Ph.D.  Emeritus Professor of psycholinguistics, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland. Dr Grosjean is famous for his work on the holistic view of … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Expat Executives and Their Families Returning Home


  It is not a secret, It is very hard for expatriates, especially successful ones, to go back “home”.  I already described the emotional phases and grieving process most expat families experience when they return to their home country: Expat Life: … Continue reading

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The Twitter Trap


The Twitter Trap By BILL KELLER Published: May 18, 2011 : What thinking in 140 characters does to our brains. This article is providing good perspectives on how Twitter and other social media may have an impact on the way you learn or how you make … Continue reading

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