Category Archives: Ex-Pat Parenting

Astrid Lindgrens Värld

Thursday was a holiday here is Sweden. Happy day of the ascension to you all! Church holidays are certainly the norm here. The kids were out of school on Thursday and Friday so we decided to rent a car and … Continue reading

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Cooling out and selling out

Jie-jie’s teacher tracked us down to find out if we had finished thinking over moving Jie-jie down a level. When we told her that Jie-jie was staying where she was, the teacher was clearly shocked. I don’t know if she … Continue reading

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Culture Shock, Disco Edition

I have 4 post topics in the queue right now and only one of those speaks to the world of Swedish elementary school. So indulge me in this post and then I promise to move on to some other things … Continue reading

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Culture Shock, elementary school edition

This week we had a meeting with Jie-jie’s teachers. They asked for the meeting, saying that it is standard for students and their parents to have a conference with the teachers twice a year. Here is a little background: Jie-jie … Continue reading

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Amsterdam in a little too much detail

The overnight train was fine. The kids love “hotel on the train” and tend to sleep pretty well even though Jason and I don’t sleep wonderfully because we are terrified they are somehow going to slither out of the top … Continue reading

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Settled in School

About a month ago we moved the kids to a new school – our conventional Swedish neighborhood school. That was a great move. The kids are doing wonderfully. Jie-jie is in Class 1 where most of the  kids are 7 … Continue reading

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School and Work

Sorry for the silence. It has been a busy. Over the next few weeks I will be making good on all of the promises I made in the forms of speaking engagements and abstracts of unwritten papers. On Wednesday night … Continue reading

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