Tag:parenting

Two Simple Questions that we are all trying to answer…

While I was traveling last week, I had several occasions to talk about child rearing, family relationships and in general talk about healthy interpersonal relationships.  It’s fun to attempt to distill true principles into very simple and basic pieces and see how the really best family consulting is simple and crosses and intersects different cultures…

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Failure in Arranging Success

When I first started thinking about writing a piece on arranging for our children’s success, I was confronted with a number of questions: What is success? Can we really arrange for our children’s success? Don’t we learn a lot from our failures. And on and on. All very good questions! Let me clarify that I’m…

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Educating Kids Overseas

Enjoy  The Education Cafe Families living overseas face a variety of challenges. Living in cross cultural spaces can be exhilarating and it can be exhausting.  Educating children overseas is a similar kind of opportunity.  Knowing one’s options helps parents make wise decisions about their children’s education. Local public or government schools can be great options…

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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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