We all want our children to have a sense of belonging. When you move countries with them, they grow up in a culture that is not our own. It may be increasingly difficult for them to answer, “Where are you from?” In this talk with Monica Shah Zeeman, early years expert, learn how to prepare your children for a move and talk about culture with your children. Monica will also give us practical tips to help our children cope with such transitions as well as mindful ways to create support networks for your family. Let your child thrive in multilingual Zurich and learn ways to help them grow up on their own terms.
About the speaker: Monica Shah Zeeman has over 20 years of experience in supporting social innovation in education. She is the founder of Children First in Zurich, the new Play School in Oerlikon and partner of fit4school Zürichberg. Monica wrote ‘Working with Parents’ (Heinemann, 2001) a handbook for Headteachers and is education columnist for Family Matters Switzerland.
About the interviewer: Jillian Burkley is a licensed clinical social worker from the United States and moved to Switzerland in 2019. She is a coordinator of Kids Corner for the AWCZ and recently founded her own practice in Switzerland, Resilient Connected Counseling. She has a background in school and multi-systemic therapies with work experience in both non-profit and school-based settings.
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