This Messy Mobile Life – a Book for Everyone

“This book is an incredibly extensive account of personal and theoretical content that helps families acknowledge and share the many strengths associated with their complicated international lifestyle. I love that Mariam gives us this term ‘mola’ to talk about all that it entails, and this book really is for EVERYONE with countless examples that will allow everyone to ‘see themselves’ in what’s written. The insights and the reflection activities will be welcomed by parents who are looking for ways they can support their kids in the midst of relocation. Mariam has positioned herself right there amongst some of the top experts in the field with this work.” 

Kate Berger, MSc, child psychologist and founder of The Expat Kids Club

About the Book

Little Bunny Dandelion Shows Children How to Make Friends Abroad

It’s that time of year again! Many of us are facing a move and we, as parents, wonder and worry about the impact it will have on our kids.  Most parents forget, though, that they can help their children make the transition by reading books to them about being on the move! Here are two books that enable young children to understand and cope with relocation. Little bunny Dandelion shows them how to make new friends abroad and how to bloom in a new place.

Angela Schreiner, author

Little Bunny Dandelion is moving House | Little bunny Dandelion discovers his favorite flower

 

New from Summertime Publishing – I’m Moving! by Sara Wallén

Here’s a book for children who are moving!

Moving can be both scary and exciting for the whole family. It can bring up many feelings. Some of these are feelings children have never experienced before. The success of a move is closely connected to how well prepared the whole family is.

I’m Moving! is a hands-on guide to help children prepare for a move and navigate the emotional highs and lows that come with it. From the moment the move is announced to the time when everyone is settled in the new home, I´m Moving! is an effective tool for personal growth, helping the child unpack the move and tie up any loose ends prior to moving. I’m Moving! offers a unique approach to exploring and reflecting on the move. For parents, I’m Moving! is a springboard for conversations with the child, facilitating important dialogues concerning the move. I’m Moving! is appreciated by families globally and is translated into three languages.

About the Book

Raising Global Teens

Q:  How can we raise our teens to thrive in a busy, mobile and diverse world?

A: Read Raising Global Teens, due out 2020

Adolescence is the perfect storm. During puberty, kids experience a cascade of physical and psychological changes in addition to issues such as depression and alcohol use. With globalization, adolescents have more exposure to new cultures, communities, mobility, and transition both physically and virtually. Globalization has led to more teens who have moved countries or changed communities during their childhood, are children of immigrants, or are expats. It has also led to more children like my own, born to parents from different ethnic backgrounds. Kids raised in such a mobile diverse world have significant benefits in terms of exposure to language, empathy, adaptability. However, they also may struggle with issues related to belonging, resolving conflict, addressing grief and progressing evenly through adolescence. This may be particularly challenging when it occurs during a time when there are significant issues related to identity formation and self-esteem.

ABOUT RAISING GLOBAL TEENS

 This book will provide important tools and strategies for parents, caregivers, and educators to help modern-day teens build resilience and successfully navigate adolescence. Raising Global Teens combines real world questions, practical examples, expert interviews and simple explanations grounded in research and science by an experienced pediatrician, and is written by a teen health specialist who has worked with young people addressing just these issues in a global context. Raising Global Teens starts with important basic concepts regarding global adolescence, puberty, and the teen brain, progresses to more difficult subjects such as substance use, depression, social media, and sexuality, and ends on a positive note with how to best to communicate with cross cultural teens, equip them to handle stress and build self-esteem and resilience. This book will be an easy-to-read handbook for the busy, modern-day parent, caregiver, or educator of a global teen. Raising Global Teens will be published by Summertime Publishing in Spring 2020.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Dr Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist with 25 years of global experience.  Anisha treats and counsels young people with a variety of issues including social media use, drug use and stress.  As a recognized educator, Anisha provides training on adolescent health and wellness to faculty, teens and parents.

During her career, Anisha has served in a variety of roles including as Chief of Adolescent Medicine, a Lt Colonel in the US Army, and Medical Director of a school-based clinic. Anisha is currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is on faculty at the University of Amsterdam and Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.  On a personal note, Anisha knows what it’s like to face an ever-changing social landscape. She grew up in the United States as the daughter of South Asian immigrants and has lived with her husband and two kids in Asia, Europe and the US for the last ten years. She understands first-hand the challenges of moving from place to place with a family and experiencing different communities. She recognises that teens need tools and strategies to handle life’s challenges, be resilient and thrive in today’s fast paced environment.  As a physician, educator, and parent, Anisha helps teens to discover their strengths, focus on their wellbeing, and successfully navigate a changing world.

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