Leaving Luxembourg: Reverse culture shock

Contrary to popular belief research shows that returning home can actually be harder than leaving. Lysanne Sizoo on the unforeseen difficulties of saying Äddi to Luxembourg.

‘Two’s Company…’: Handling your in-laws

Lysanne Sizoo tackles the thorny issue of in-laws in all its complexity.

The Art of International Friendships

Lysanne Sizoo on the ways that internationals connect with each other and how they can keep their friendships happy and healthy.

Parenting in a foreign land – Part 1

Barack Obama, Christiane Amanpour and Reese Witherspoon, all so-called 'Third Culture Kids', have done very well for themselves. With good and aware parenting, our youngsters can get the very best from the experience of being raised in a country that is not their parents' own.

Expats and Mental Health: Double Culture Shock

Starting a new job in a new country can give you a dose of culture shock on two fronts. Lysanne Sizoo on how to manage the transition from one home to another; from one place of work to another.

Saying goodbye… again

City Savvy's mental health expert, Lysanne Sizoo, responds to a query sent in by a reader on a dilemma that all expats have to face at some time: saying goodbye to our fellow expat friends.

Failure: Learning to Walk and Talk

As expats trying to fit into a new culture and customs, we will meet failure time and time again (sometimes with embarrassing consequences!). City Savvy's mental coach expert discusses dealing with failure. Read on to find out how to embrace it as a natural process of learning, rather than beating yourself up about it.

KaJuTel: English Parenting Helpline in Luxembourg

A new online parenting help service dedicated to the English speaking community of Luxembourg has been launched this year by Kanner Jungend Telephon (KaJuTel).

Coping with Ageing Parents Abroad

How can one better manage living abroad and dealing with a death of family or friends? It's hard losing a loved one but then to live so far away seems to make it even more difficult.

Expat Life: Growing Friendship

There are numerous things to do when you relocate to a new place: find a home, start work, get the kids into school, find a doctor—each one very important. One thing that is equally important but usually doesn’t make the top ten in your “to do” list is: make new friends.

Parenting in a foreign land – Part 2

Lysanne Sizoo looks at multilingualism, choosing a local or international school and the pros and cons of some typical character traits of so-called Third Culture Kids (TCKs).

Transition as opportunity: your dream job abroad

Moving to a foreign country without a job can be a blessing, as Lysanne Sizoo suggests. It gives you the time to find out about yourself and what you really want to do.

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