A Parent's Guide To Raising Kids Overseas should be required reading for every parent who lives abroad... Let this book be your constant guide for action and solutions. Yes, it really is that good!"-Andrew Hallam, Author, Millionaire Teacher and The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing Being an effective parent isn't about being perfect; it's about being intentional. Parenting is tough enough in your own backyard, so when an opportunity leads you and your family abroad, it seems like parenting takes on a whole new dimension. Dr. Jeff Devens, psychologist, counselor and twenty-two-year veteran educator in the international school community, skillfully addresses many of the issues parents face today in the context of living in an international setting and raising "third-culture kids." A must-have resource for parents, counselors, educators for: Learning strategies for guiding children toward greater responsibility and independence, even in situations where one parent may frequently be away from home due to work or deployment. Comprehending the allurement of technology for youth, especially social media, and providing boundaries with its use. Addressing issues of anxiety, attention, emotional regulation and related mental health issues common in international communities. Appreciating the differences between intelligence and life balance when it comes to kids making and owning age-appropriate choices. Recognizing the underlying reasons why teens use alcohol, why it's prevalent in host countries, and what parents, schools, counselors and liaison officers can do to help teens delay use. Helping kids and parents avoid the comparison trap in hyper-competitive academic schools and cultural settings. Understanding why parental values and beliefs matter more than ever when it comes to raising kids overseas.