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010- Exhausting Family Vacations

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Release Date: 05/20/2021

019- Reluctant to Move AGAIN- Your child who really doesn't want to move show art 019- Reluctant to Move AGAIN- Your child who really doesn't want to move

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

"I don't want to move" How to support and respect your child's desires when facing the next move. The honest awareness of difficult emotions. Shared stories of personal experience as parents who have faced this situation. Building stability & Acknowledging past success

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018- Foreign Service Kindness- Three Stories show art 018- Foreign Service Kindness- Three Stories

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Overview Three stories of kindness from families in our FS community who needed special assistance. Practical ways to show kindness to families with special needs. Book:   Hosts :  helps families focus on healthy living, and offers support for families and parents in transition.  : supports parents whose children are experiencing educational and behavioral challenges. 

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017-- Planning Your Next Foreign Service Move Overseas show art 017-- Planning Your Next Foreign Service Move Overseas

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Jennie Linton, The Expat Mom Coach and Angi Solley of Teenlines.com share their wisdom, imperfections and mindset on moving overseas as experienced foreign service EFMs.  

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016- Summer Moves, College Tours and FS Living show art 016- Summer Moves, College Tours and FS Living

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Join us as Angi, Susie, and Katie chat about summer moves, college tours, and rituals we experience as FS families. Then please share your stories with us in the comments!

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015- Top 3 Screen-Time Solutions for Overseas Parents show art 015- Top 3 Screen-Time Solutions for Overseas Parents

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*A bunch of practical advice!   (1min. conversations, get out of jail free pass, Google family link) *How to intervene before things get "icky". *How to monitor a school-issued email account. *Having a balanced view of your child's screen time usage.   *What to do if your child is being bullied or is bullying others.   *  *  *  * 

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014- Finding your bliss on Home Leave show art 014- Finding your bliss on Home Leave

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*Lists to the rescue! Be sure you are getting needed tasks done but be flexible in making plans.  *Set healthy boundaries! What is your budget? How much socializing can you take? How extensive will your "tourist activities" be?  *Understand every family members needs and wants. Each family member may have a different goal for home leave - how do you balance everyone's desires and ensure everyone has an enjoyable home leave? *Suitcases, consumables purchasing and nonstop socializing can be stressful but home leave can be fun with some good pre-planning and understanding of...

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013--Self Harm- Let's Talk about it, Parents & Kids show art 013--Self Harm- Let's Talk about it, Parents & Kids

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Self Harm- How to talk to your kids about this issue. The WHY of Self-Harm as a focus Parents, what can you do when your kid is self-harming? Finding support Overseas on Rethink.org   Parent question: Should I ask for promises of no-self harm?

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012- Anxiety is your SuperPower: Kids & Parents show art 012- Anxiety is your SuperPower: Kids & Parents

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Piglet, Bumper Cars, & Gratefulness can help you! Anxiety is a superpower. Deciding whether to allow or override emotions.  Embracing your child's traits. Practical ways to acknowledge & alleviate anxiety.

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011-- Empowering Daughters: Strengtheners for Third Culture Kids show art 011-- Empowering Daughters: Strengtheners for Third Culture Kids

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Wisdom and insight from the brilliant Angie Collins, raising her own teen girls with all the happenings: sports, friendships, school-changes, academic pressures, outdated expectations of femininity and more--she's been a leader for parents around the world in navigating the unpredictable waves of parenthood in the diplomatic lifestyle.  Here she brings us all in to share her expertise.

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010- Exhausting Family Vacations show art 010- Exhausting Family Vacations

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

plan for multi age level and varied interest Included older kids in activity choice add in side activities if main attraction isn't appealing acknowledge the unhappiness when your kid says "I don't want to go" what worked today?

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  • plan for multi age level and varied interest
  • Included older kids in activity choice
  • add in side activities if main attraction isn't appealing
  • acknowledge the unhappiness
  • when your kid says "I don't want to go"
  • what worked today?