Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family

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Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen the Global Family

The only thing you can be sure you can move around the world is your child’s ability to increase his or her interpersonal skills. In today’s global world, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help our children to thrive.

Emotional Resilience for the Expat Child provides a step-by-step guide that is designed to increase a child’s emotional vocabulary and emotional intelligence. Doing this will enable your child to achieve his or her fullest potential. The bond between an adult and child is key to the psychological health of the child. For the expatriate child, this bond is more vital than ever. This workbook has been created for you to use together and will provide the perfect place to connect for you and your family. With easily understood and practical steps any parent can apply, you can start to create and enjoy your family’s ‘emotion stories’. This book will help you to develop the mutually respectful and loving relationships with your kids that you’ve always wanted.

Working on these ‘emotion stories’, all children can develop a strong sense of personal narrative; they will find their own ‘voice’ and in so doing will grow into confident, happy teenagers. When a child feels happy and confident, he will be more likely to construct and communicate his emotions. The richer his vocabulary is in emotions, the more competent and powerful he will be in reflecting on his behavior and how his actions and interactions are intertwined.

Well-written in an engaging, conversational tone, this book is sensible, straightforward and based on the experiences of expat families. It will give your child what he or she needs to understand and express today in order to grow into a caring, emotional intelligent adult tomorrow.

“Having worked with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for more than 25 years I believe that emotional literacy is a common language shared by all. Being able to read the emotions of others and express your own emotions enables you to interact positively and solve problems constructively. Having worked closely with Julia in a large international school, I have seen firsthand how her programs have helped shape the lives of many expat and local students and their families.”

Jacinta Webb, Education Consultant (English Language Learners), Brisbane, Australia

“Finally, the book I've been longing to reach for as a reference tool in my own practice and as a parent! Working with internationally mobile families, I see every day how important it is for our children and teens to have emotional resilience. A comprehensive guide to the often complex emotions children face as expat kids. It shows how the adults in their lives can help children to express their feelings in constructive ways so that they become emotionally healthy, happy, and resilient.”

Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner, Founder, RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC

“The definitive guide on the emotional effects of raising your children as global nomads and how to deal with the psychological effects of constant change. This book should be required reading for all expatriate families and international teachers and will become a valuable resource for my work with the employees of international corporations.”

Fiona Robertson-Crebo, MA. Specialist in International and Intercultural Communication