Monthly Archives: March 2010

Help For Frantic Families

Occasionally, I’d like to recommend a useful book. 1.      What makes your family unique? The answer to this question should be two or three sentences that describe how your family is different from any other family in the world. If you don’t know what differentiates your family from others, you won’t have a basis for…

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Saunas, Locker rooms and cross cultural spaces

Intentional livers in cross cultural spaces (sounds like a high cholesterol food, doesn’t it?) are always learning all the time. I’m always trying to learn a few things about other cultures in the locker rooms and saunas of various countries and cities. Finding saunas and locker rooms is itself a challenge in some parts of…

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Arranging “success” Step One

Arranging for our children to succeed in cross cultural settings means we need to have some idea of what “success” looks like in our family. So the first step is to ask: What are we aiming for? What kind of children, teens and young adults do we hope to assist our children in becoming. Moms…

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Arranging for kids to succeed overseas

I was reading the Rule of St.Benedict recently and came across an interesting principle that is quite relevant to parenting young children overseas. Arranging for our kids to succeed. How simple! How essential! We can’t guarantee that our kids will succeed in cross cultural spaces. Third-culture-kids (TCK)face unusual challenges. All the more reason for parents…

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Protected: If you don’t have time to learn a language

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