Expats Since Birth

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Expats Since Birth
This is a blog by an expat-since-birth multilingual mum living in the Netherlands with my Swissgerman husband, son and twin daughters about expat life, multilingualism, Third Culture Kids (and Adults), parenting and much more.
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  • A portable career...my story 1 week ago This are my reflections on a topic that matters to all accompanying partners: finding a career or a purpose during their international journey. It is the first time I write about this and putting it all “onto screen” has a … Continue reading →
  • When a bilingual child turns quiet 1 month ago This is an extended version of an answer I gave to parents who asked me for advice about their 7 yo boy turning silent. One or the biggest myths about bilingual children is that they are all like sponges and … Continue reading →
  • Reverse Culture Shock (Hélène Rybol) 2 months ago In her latest book Reverse Culture Shock, Hélène Rybol explains the complexity of feelings we experience when going back to our home country or a country we lived before, after having spent a considerable time living in other cultures. Hélène … Continue reading →
  • Be proud to be diversely unique! 3 months ago Internationals (TCKs, ATCKs, expats, global nomads) are used to transition between cultures. They know about the values, beliefs and know about the rules the “do’s and don’ts”. Some receive “mixed social messages on how others perceive” them and how they … Continue reading →
  • The journey ... 4 months ago Last week I attended the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) 2016 conference in Amsterdam. It was the first time I attended this annual conference which, for the first time, took place outside the US. I am still processing all I … Continue reading →

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  • International Schools in The Hague: an Overview and a Guidelining Questionnaire Education and International Schools Globally moving expatriates with school children often opt for international schools as they are designed to ease the educational transition from one country to another. Still, it is important to know the local education system as some international...
  • Top 5 aspects about The Netherlands from a European perspective Expat Blog Awards 2013 The majority of articles listing characteristics of life in the Netherlands are written from a mainly American or British point of view. But how do other Europeans perceive life in the Netherlands? What do they think about the food, the weather, the...

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Website Reviews » There are 5 reviews on Expats Since Birth

Olga
21:15 PM November 13, 2012

This interesting blog covers a range of topics ranging from multilingualism to being an expats or parenting twins. A must-read not only for multilingual parents!

Maria
12:40 PM November 14, 2012

This is a wonderful blog exploring the challenges of parenting away from your own country and culture. Definetely a must for every curious mom/dad !!!!!

Our Adventure In Croatia
12:17 PM November 24, 2012

Interesting expat blog about parenting in a bilingual world! go check it out!

Lisa
16:39 PM November 26, 2012

Wonderful, informative Blog !

Anne
11:38 AM November 27, 2012

Very interesting blog! I enjoy reading it. Thank you for sharing.

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