Self-Compassion – listening out for kindness

Self-Compassion – listening out for kindness

By Jet Sichterman & Marie Hobbs Holding space for ourselves can be quite a challenge in today’s world. Most of us are often rushing to take care of others or striving to meet someone else’s goals. We tend to forget to ask ourselves ‘what do I need right now?’. Yet...
Finding the most suitable school for your child in The Hague

Finding the most suitable school for your child in The Hague

By Jet Sichterman During our parent forum last Wednesday, educational consultant Annebet van Mameren shared her insights on the Dutch education system and what parents can do to find a suitable school in The Hague. It was an interesting and very informative...

Preparing for a relocation – When to tell the Kids?

The last months before summer is that time when many people in the international community are preparing for a move. Perhaps this article for which I  was interviewed 2 years ago can give you some insights to help your children make the transition. In addition to the...
How Isabela coped with her friends’ move

How Isabela coped with her friends’ move

This is the story of Isabela, a 9 years old girl. Isabela’s parents are internationals, but they have been living in The Netherlands for a long time and Isabela was born here. Isabela was enjoying school and receiving good grades. She got along well with the teachers...
4 Myths about raising international children

4 Myths about raising international children

Nowadays it is easy to find information about any topic on the internet. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of false information out there, for example about living abroad with your family. We at Expat Child Psychology regularly hear about assumptions international...

SOS! December is here… (how to help your children stay grounded)

By Jet Sichterman You may have noticed by the cold weather outside, by the frosting on your car in the morning, by the full trains or extensive traffic jams in rush hour, by the advertisements in your mailbox or by the big to do list waiting for you at home and at...