Tuesday, 31 January 2012

What is surprising about the kinds of issues Expat Teens deal with:

Following up on what last week's blog:
Expat Teens are “not like everybody else” because of the experiences mentioned in last weeks blog. I wouldn’t say that anything “shocked” me about the issues that these teens deal with, but I can say that I was intrigued by just how similar the issues are that Expat Teens are faced with when compared to their monocultural peers. The difference is that they are experiencing these issues in a place that is, for the most part, temporary and they may not be able to access the supports that they desperately need. This, of course, varies from teen to teen and setting to setting. But the resilience that many of these teens have is amazing, much like those of their monocultural counterparts who may also feel like they don’t have any resources or supports.

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