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New School Blues? 5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

New School Blues?  5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

Changing schools can be stressful for children and parents. Depending on where we are in the world, schools can vary quite dramatically. Luckily, a few helpful hints can get you and your children ready to jump into a new school without singing the blues.

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Can’t take it anymore? Four steps to create Pockets of Sanity

Can’t take it anymore? Four steps to create Pockets of Sanity

Living abroad can create lots of stress on the family. Here are four easy techniques to relax and recharge when stress levels rise.

Living abroad can put a tremendous amount of stress on the family, especially the head of the family. Most often one family member is off to his or her place of employment each day doing the job that brought the family abroad. The other half of the couple is in charge of getting everyone settled and managing the day-to-day needs of the family in a foreign environment. This family member is forced to be out in the local culture, balancing personal values and norms with that of the host culture. Normally there is a discrepancy what the person anticipates and what they encounter in a new environment that causes a variable level of friction.

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