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Helping expat parents navigate the challenges of moving and living overseas with their children, with Carole Hallett Mobbs: Expat Life Mentor and Consultant

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Helping expat parents navigate the challenges of moving and living overseas with their children, with Carole Hallett Mobbs: Expat Life Mentor and Consultant

    Moving Abroad with Teenagers

    Moving Abroad with Teenagers

    How to help your expat teen cope with moving

    A teenager is a young person in a transitional life phase – and you’re adding another transitional life phase on top of all this with the move abroad! This can be 'interesting'! Adolescence can be tricky at the best of times. However, if a teen is moved from their comfort zone and close friends without a lot of preparation and discussion, this stage of development can be more difficult to handle while in a strange place.
    Learn why moving is hard for teens and how what age you move for the first time makes such a difference.
    Discover what Expat Child Syndrome is, what to be aware of and how to prevent and manage it. Plus an insight into my views on the whole 'kids are resilient' belief.
    To book a Power Hour call with me so we can dig deep into your plans, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso HourVisit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=GFFFL9Q32WKGY)

    • 30 min
    How to Prepare Kids for Moving Overseas

    How to Prepare Kids for Moving Overseas

    For very young children, moving house can be very hard indeed. They have become accustomed to their home, their room, their friends and their routines and to leave all this can throw them into confusion.

    Try to see life from a child’s-eye view. Without the benefit of years of life experience, with some extra imagination and knowing YOUR child’s foibles.
    The world of a child is unexpectedly complex and the things they worry about are not always the things we might expect. Added to this, their understanding of time, distance and space is very limited, so the concept of moving to a new home, in another part of the world, for a defined period, can be totally alien. By being aware of this, you will be able to help them understand it all a little better.

    It’s all basically down to recognising their child's eye view of life, communication, routines, and handing the some control in this big life-changing thing that's happening to them.



    To book a Power Hour call with me so we can dig deep into your plans, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso HourVisit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=GFFFL9Q32WKGY)

    • 30 min
    When is the Best Time to Move Abroad with Kids?

    When is the Best Time to Move Abroad with Kids?

    Moving abroad with children; what to expect, how to prepare them and how to support them.

    When I started writing ExpatChild.com back in 2012 there wasn’t much information on moving overseas with kids. As I wanted a kind of guidebook to relocating with children, I decided to write one myself!
    This episode will be the start of a kind of series about this very topic: how to help your children have a smooth move into expat life.
    We all want the best for our children, and we all want them to experience the easiest possible transition, so in this episode I’ll start by sharing just a few of the amazing benefits your expat child can gain. You’re setting your child up to become a well-rounded, globally relevant and internationally aware adult. 
    Then I’ll talk about timing: what is the best age to make the move abroad with your children? Is there a ‘best age’? And I’ll explain how different age groups cope and adapt. And also, the time of year can have an effect on how swiftly your child will adapt to their new expat life, so that’s something to consider too.
    To book a Power Hour call with me so we can dig deep into your plans, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso HourFor a quick, free 'getting to know you' chat, please look here  Visit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!

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    • 32 min
    Living With Uncertainty

    Living With Uncertainty

    Live and Thrive in These Uncertain Times

    Dealing with uncertainty: how to regain a sense of control when everything feels so up in the air. 
    Not only are we dealing with ‘unprecedented’ times, we are also dealing with a huge amount of uncertainty on a daily basis. 
    Uncertainty about the future is normal; we cannot see what is likely to happen in our lives. These days, however, we are also living with uncertainty about the present, which causes all kinds of horrible feelings and emotions. Things change so quickly that it’s all very unsettling.
    When you’re planning a move abroad, or potentially moving anywhere, this uncertainty is even more a feature of your life: expat life comes with uncertainty attached. Maybe the company says you might be posted overseas… but they don’t know for sure. Or you will be posted overseas… but you don’t know when. Or you don’t know how long the posting will last… Will you move on? When and where? And all the other questions that come with moving abroad – schooling, housing, etc etc. And now, of course, will you even be able to fly to that country? Will you have to produce some kind of proof of vaccination paperwork? Will you have to quarantine? Will there be another outbreak that shuts borders again?
    Find out what uncertainty I’m personally facing in this episode and learn some tips to cope so you can find a little peace too.
    To book a Power Hour call with me, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso HourVisit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!


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    • 29 min
    It's The Final Countdown (to Packing Day)

    It's The Final Countdown (to Packing Day)

    Packing Day! It’s the final countdown.

    Don’t worry, I’m not singing anywhere in this episode!
    Starting from about 3 weeks before Packing Day with advice, hints and tips on what needs doing now. Including a few items to make sure you get now.
    Then some experienced tips on how to make Packing Day run smoothly for both you and your packing crew. Plus how to cope with the big day itself.
    Once that’s done, the hardest part is over, and you’re on you first leg of the journey to your new, expat life.
    Plan And Pack For Your Overseas Move: A complete guide to organising your packing ready to move abroad. eBook available here'Arrival Well' - Checklists for your arrival overseas - available herePacking Lists - available hereTo book a Power Hour call with me, please check out my diary, here: Expat Espresso HourVisit ExpatChild.com for more free information about expat life!Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=GFFFL9Q32WKGY)

    • 25 min
    Paperwork and The In-Home Survey

    Paperwork and The In-Home Survey

    Sorting out Your Paperwork and What to Note During Your In-Home Survey
    Two distinct but connected topics as your path towards Packing Day is one way; and it’s coming up soon.
    You may be a supremely organised person who deals promptly and efficiently with all your paperwork as soon as you have some. Or you may be like me; stuffing it randomly into a drawer to file another day… most likely, that ‘another day’ is when you next have to move house…
    The first part of this episode is all about organising your paperwork for disorganised people!
    In the second part of this episode, I’ll take you through step by step, what happens with your in-home survey: when the removal company’s assessor comes to take stock of what you’ll be shipping.
    Lots of useful hints and tips for those of you who don’t move overseas with just two suitcases!
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    • 24 min

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