Goodbye Again is a poem for children – to be read aloud by parents or by the children themselves. It tells the story of little Emma and her siblings, Bruno and Anne, who have to move to another country – yet again! Emma is devastated at having to leave her life behind, having to say goodbye to all her friends. She vows never to eat again if she can’t have her favourite food in the country they are moving to.
At the end of the book, there is room for children to add their own story and a list of activities to complete with their parents. And finally, there are some words of advice for parents on how best to support their children through ‘Third Culture Kid grief’.
Follow the family as they say goodbye to all the places and people they have met and treasured. Watch them face up to their feelings of sadness – together – and see how this helps Emma understand the importance of saying a proper goodbye.
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“An intriguing (and fun!) way to engage a child’s heart and mind during the inevitable ups and downs of moving.“
Ruth E. Van Reken, co-founder of Families in Global Transition