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DISTANCE FAMILIES NEWS
October was full of terrific expat/migrant online events. I spoke at the #MentalandWellbeing online conference attended by expats from around the world. One attendee messaged me...
Hello Helen, this was a really great and interesting talk and I think you hit the nail on the head saying that the biggest feeling the middle generation feels is guilt. That really hit home. I love your mission and think it's so, so important. Thanks for this!!
BOOK SERIES NEWS
"South Africa, where emigration is prolific, warrants special attention from the perspective of the left-behind Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents and their resulting kinlessness and uncertainty. The number of Distance Grandparents is high and it’s common for all of their children to have left the country. The impact of emigration and kinlessness has become a significant social problem.
If you know ‘left-behind’ South African distance family or South African migrants/expats who have departed their homeland please let them know my books are available to support them.
If you'd like to send a personalised/autographed, gift wrapped copy to a relative in New Zealand please touch base with me and I will make it happen. I can work with PayPal and NZ Bank deposit - NZD38. Free postage.
ON THE HOME FRONT
In the meantime Google Drive has been busy hosting a shared spreadsheet to plan the Christmas visit of my U.S. son, daughter-in-law, daughter and grandsons – all the family we vacationed with last May/June. We’re all planners (thank goodness) and all feed into it. Time is so limited. We don’t, for example, want to waste time figuring out who needs a car each day when we could easily work that out ahead of time. There are plenty of decisions that can be made earlier than later leaving more time for relaxed family fun.
Take care until next time
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