My Personal Guide and Diary Before, During and After Moving Abroad
Maria Kofod Techow, Emilie Frijs Due and Bente Skovby Burke
For children and adults alike, moving abroad – even for only a few years – is a major life event. Secure and healthy relationships are important for children to thrive throughout the process. They need to feel a sense of coherence so that they can understand and manage the challenges they face. This book guides children ages 6-13 through their move abroad. By writing, drawing, collecting memories and sharing them with others, they can create their own special story about their lives before, during and after their international move. The book supports children in sharing thoughts, feelings and ideas with their family and with old and new friends, so friendships can be maintained and enhanced. The book is a starting point for conversations between children and their parents, for children’s groups, in schools and across cultures and borders.
Anne Copeland, Executive Director, The Interchange Institute wrote:
Beautifully done! The authors of “GO!” have taken the essence of the TCK experience and put it into ‘bite-size’ pieces to give TCKs words and understanding for what is going on while they are growing up globally.
Marion Knell, writer and speaker, cross-cultural consultant wrote:
The owner of this book will have a lifelong treasure.
This is an excellent resource for families making intercultural moves. This book is a must for parents to help their children navigate the process.