Friday, 16 September 2011

Finding answers and support....Expat Teens Talk

Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. Whether we partake of it or not, we are living in the age of technology. There are a multitude of opinions out there about the pros and cons of the ‘Computer Generation.’ I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I  find myself overwhelmed with information -- I Google a question, hoping to find a simple, straightforward answer, and instead, I am  confronted by page 1 of 2,000,000 answers. How am I supposed to know what the right answer or solution is to the question that I have asked or problem that I am aiming to solve?? In most cases, there is not one perfect answer, solution, resource to suit our needs. This is exactly what inspired Dr. Lisa Pittman and myself, Diana Smit, to write ‘Expat Teens Talk’. We found ourselves (in our personal and professional roles) looking for that ‘perfect resource’ to give to the Expat Teens with whom we interact, something that would  help them deal with some of the things they found challenging. And in our search, we sadly determined that there was no such resource that was directly targeted to or ‘spoke’ to Expat Teens that would help and/or support them with the issues that they felt challenged by as a result of being an Expat Teen. So what did we do about that? We did our research, spoke to Expat Teens, Parents and Professionals, and concluded we could do this! We could fill this missing gap and create a much-needed resource. Expat Teens Talk is that resource. It is a book, soon to be released, that offers solutions, support and advice through the voices of Expat Peers, Expat Parents and Expat Professionals for real experiences that Expat Teens worldwide have shared with us. Stay tuned to this blogspot for more information about our book.
In the meantime, TALK to us and let us know what’s on your mind!

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