Moving to another country
You decided to move to The Nederlands for work promotion or any other reason. The whole family is thrilled but have second thoughts or mixed feelings. How will it be for me? how will the children acclimate at school? How will it be to live far from our friends and family? Will we all find our comfortable spot?
There are so many changes and challenges you will have along the way getting used to the new culture and language.
For me, as a dual international child moving from and to The Nederlands and repeating it as a grown women with my own family, i can empathize and truly understand the meaning and impact of such an overwhelming step on both children and parents.
There is no denying that expatriate children have certain valuable opportunities, but being put into a new environment can also be overwhelming for them. As parents going through a challenging phase yourself, we might not be able to give our precious ones the support they need at that point.
Changes in behavior, over sensitive reactions and lack of communication can all be signs of your child struggling in this new situation. Professional guidance and support might make all the difference, so feel free to contact me.