Moving & Educating Kids Overseas: How One Mom Helped Her Child THRIVE by Elizabeth Ballard examines what it takes to make an international move with children, with a focus on helping them continue their education overseas as well as assimilate, make friends, and learn the language. The book is now available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SKBWU0Y
“Let’s face it: says Ballard, a mother with a masters in counseling and school psychology. “Credentials aside, when it comes to my child, I’m just another regular concerned mother” During the process of assimilating her child in an utterly unfamiliar land and language, Ballard observed what was working and not working for her family and the families around her. “There are many options for continuing education overseas, and we have tried most of them. What I ended up with was a completely blended kid who moves easily between the two cultures and languages he now embraces.”
The book contains 23 short and easy-to-read chapters covering topics like “Challenges Expat Kids Face.” Preparing to Leave … or … How to Eat an Elephant,” “Another Culture,” “Schooling and Expat Kids,” “Combining School Methods: Auditing, Homeschooling and Enrollment,” “Learning the Language,” “Keeping Your Family on Track: Uncovering Dilemmas, Finding Solutions,” and “When to Empower, When to Rescue.” The author also includes stories of her own challenges and triumphs in educating her child overseas.
Moving & Educating Kids Overseas: How One Mom Helped Her Child Thrive by Elizabeth Ballard is a gentle guidebook for those who are moving internationally and are concerned about the effect that this move will have on their children and their education. With practical, helpful tips, Ballard maps out a plan for supporting a child’s education no matter where the family is moving.
About Elizabeth Ballard:
After moving overseas with her third-grader and living in a remote, rural area for many years, Elizabeth Ballard has developed her expertise on the topic of educating children in alternate international environments. Her book, Moving & Educating Kids Overseas: How One Mom Helped Her Child Thrive, is now available on Amazon.
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