Tag: transition & adjustment

  • Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 
    Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 

    Having another child can be both exciting and quite stressful at the same time. Here are some tips for preparing the family, especially the elder sibling, for the arrival of baby brother/sister. By Abhasiri Chutikul     Many parents that I’ve worked with shared that their firstborn is sometimes not too thrilled about their new baby […]

  • Taking Care of Number One 
    Taking Care of Number One 

    Bangkok Dad Eddie Yii shares his story about the mental and physical toll of fatherhood and how he rediscovered the importance of looking after himself so that he can be there for his family. By Eddie Yii Life is about priorities. I’ve always believed that if you get your priorities right, decisions will come naturally […]

  • Adjusting to Life in Thailand タイ生活に慣れるまで 
    Adjusting to Life in Thailand タイ生活に慣れるまで 

    Having difficulties getting used to life in Thailand even though you’ve also lived abroad before? One mom shares her experiences on how she adjusted to living in Thailand. By Maya Sakurai / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ] I have lived in Thailand for over a year now. Prior to that, I spent several years in North […]

  • Redefining Family
    Redefining Family

    In her 6 years as an expat in Bangkok, Megha has come to redefine family as a series of scaffoldings that she discovered, inhabited and sometimes helped strengthen as well. She shares how. By Megha Jindal Expatriation forced me to rethink about family. Five years ago, ‘family’ would’ve meant my parents,  my brother, my husband […]

  • Terminal Cancer: Living with My Diagnosis
    Terminal Cancer: Living with My Diagnosis

    What is it like to live with a terminal illness? Maria Villalobos, who was told her cancer was incurable over two years ago, describes her battle to maintain a normal life. By Maria Villalobos We all know that cancer doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can get cancer. But it won’t happen to me … right? We also […]

  • Life as an Expat Mum
    Life as an Expat Mum

    For those on the outside, we might look as if we’re living in paradise. But, expat mum and Steps with Theera board member Anna Raymond explains, we still face the usual day-to-day challenges, often isolated from our core support network, making self-care all the more important. By Anna Raymond As expat parents living in Thailand, […]