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We offer emotional support for EFMs and Expats around the world. A group of specialists who are trained Life Coaches bring wisdom & understanding to all of us facing the challenges of frequent moves and life overseas. Parenting, Marriage, and YOUR questions answered.

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST The Big Purple Blob

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We offer emotional support for EFMs and Expats around the world. A group of specialists who are trained Life Coaches bring wisdom & understanding to all of us facing the challenges of frequent moves and life overseas. Parenting, Marriage, and YOUR questions answered.

    Mental Health in the Foreign Service

    Mental Health in the Foreign Service

    The Big Purple Blob welcomes Dr. Fae and insights into Mental Health.  Join Susie and Fae as they discuss the realities of diplo-living. 
    www.DrFae.com
    Dr Fae Frederick, of Online Therapy, Int., Counseling Psychologist EFM offering mental health support services for EFMs, FSOs and other expats.  We talk about three parts of the system we live in (individual, family, community) and how they impact mental health.

    • 46 min
    Moving Mindset, Get Your Head Around Your Next Move

    Moving Mindset, Get Your Head Around Your Next Move

    "Moving is soooooo hard. It's just so much work."  Or...is it?
    Jennie and Angi talk about the overwhelm that can happen and what YOU can do about it to feel stronger and maybe even slightly less stressed this summer.  These are the REAL stories of EFMs ready to offer support- Angi & Jennie are both moving overseas (again) next month.
    Jennie- https://www.Expatmom.com
    Angi- http://www.teenlines.com

    • 29 min
    The GOOD Goodbye- How we help our TCKs

    The GOOD Goodbye- How we help our TCKs

    The Good Goodbye - In this episode, Katie and Jennie will share how to help your child say goodbye to the people, places, and things that matter to them, and why it matters in your globally mobile life.
     
    Resources
    Reluctant to Move Again - Episode #19  How to support your child when they really don't want to move again
     
    The Expat Mom - Parent coaching with Jennie to help navigate the  transition and feel better faster
     
    Learning to Flourish - Virtual tutoring with Katie to help your child
    feel confident in school no matter where you live in the world.
     
    Grief Tower by Lauren Wells - A practical guide to processing grief with third culture kids.

    • 32 min
    Independence vs. Returning Home at age 22

    Independence vs. Returning Home at age 22

    Young Adulthood in 2022 comes with some different expectations and challenges compared to what we had growing up.  Parents today are facing "Failure to Launch" concerns when kids return home or aren't ready to claim total independant living.
    How are we teaching our TCKs to think about being self-reliant, understanding finances and making their own way in the world?  
    Susie works with parents: www.healthyexpatparent.com
    Angi works with Teens & Parents:
    www.teenlines.com
     

    • 30 min
    Getting Teens School Ready During Summer Break

    Getting Teens School Ready During Summer Break

    Summer break often brings in temptations to leave all thoughts of school and academics behind.  Katie and Sharoya share some great ideas for staying on track while not getting too caught up in academic pressures.
     
    The Big Purple Blob Resources:
    Ep.009- Deciding on Educational Evaluation for your TCK Student Ep.003  Teen Hibernation and How to Handle it
     
    Online Tutors
    Wyzant - Expert online tutors https://www.wyzant.com/
    Ambassador Academics - EFM tutors https://www.ambassadoracademics.com/
     
    Academic Resources
    Khan Academy - A free academic platform for children from Kindergarten - 12th-grade https://www.khanacademy.org/
    Lexia -  A paid platform for developing reading https://www.lexiaforhome.com/
    Outschool - A variety of small group teacher classes https://outschool.com/
    SkillShare - A variety of creative asynchronous learning opportunities https://www.skillshare.com/

    • 49 min
    61 Living Life ON HOLD: Waiting for a decision from Post

    61 Living Life ON HOLD: Waiting for a decision from Post

    How do you manage life when waiting to hear what Post will decide about your future?  This is a struggle many of us face.  Join Angi (Life Coach for Teens) and Susie (Wellness Coach) to hear how they make it work.
    www.healthyexpatparent.com Work with Susie directly here.
    www.teenlines.com Get support for your teen here.

    • 28 min

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