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The Expat Mom Podcast

Jennie Linton

This is a podcast for expat moms who want to improve their emotional health as they navigate the unique challenges of living and mothering abroad. Each episode shares one tool, idea or perspective shift you can apply immediately to your life and your family. I'm a certified life coach, an expat mom of 4 daughters, and married to a US diplomat. I’ve been abroad many of the last 20 years; I’ve lived on four continents, and in six different countries. I know what it’s like to be stuck emotionally and I know how to get unstuck. This podcast will show you how. You can connect with me at my website http://theexpatmom.com, Instagram @theexpatmomcoach, Facebook @theexpatmomcoach, or Schedule a free, 30-min. mini-coaching session http://theexpatmom.com/schedule

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Jul 31 2020
11 mins
How to Know If Your Child is Ready to Launch with Kristi Steele
As we approach graduation season, some moms are getting ready to launch their children into a more independent life.  Even for those who don’t have high school graduates yet, moms often reflect on their children and how long it will be until their children graduate.  As moms, we want to do everything we can to help our kids succeed as adults.  There is no one checklist that can determine if every child is ready.  However, there are a few skills that help indicate their readiness to launch.  My guest, Kristi Steele, an international education consultant shares 2 important indicators that a child is ready to be successful on their own.Learn More from KristiWebsite: https://www.kc360.co/Financial Consult:  https://calendly.com/kc360/15-min-quick-financial-picture?month=2022-05 Student Assessment Consult https://calendly.com/kc360/pathway-planner-assessing-the-best-major-for-you?month=2022-05 Fall College & Gap Year Fair (TBA in August)Links to Relevant PodcastsTeaching Your Kids to Navigate Emotions in a Healthy Way  Episode #39-42 Building Trust with Your Teen Episode #55TCKs and Identity with Lauren Wells Episode #49 & #50Expat Mom Personality Testhttps://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/6098aee0341e7b0017c866d2 Free Coaching SessionSign-up for a free coaching session.ScheduleOne-Minute WisdomEach week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach
3d ago
40 mins
How is Your Personality Affecting Your Mothering Abroad?How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids Abroad Part 2 with Rosemay Webster
As expat moms, we are in a unique position to live all over the world in the midst of other cultures.  This comes with some amazing benefits of exposure and significant relationships with people of many cultures and colors—this is one of the research-supported ways to promote anti-racism.  If we have close personal relationships with people who are different from us we can lose our inaccurate bias’.  However, being an expat and living in another culture also introduces new bias'.  Expat children have difficult experiences abroad that can cause bias’ in a very real and personal way.   Without deliberate mothering, these experiences can cause our children to associate an entire culture with a bad experience they had.  We need mothers who are actively training the minds of their children to be anti-racist so we can build a more fair society and we can all enjoy and learn from the diversity of each other.  I hope this podcast will give you some helpful tools to raise Anti-racist kids as I discuss this topic with Rosemay Webster. Things You'll Learn on the Podcast:Why avoiding talking about skin color promotes racismHow to talk about race with your childWhat creates implicit biasHow to minimize implicit bias in our childrenUnique ways expat kids develop bias' they might not in their home countryHow to help kids avoid turning negative experiences with your host culture into broader biasResources Mentioned in the ShowPodcast:  Real Talk/Almost Docshttps://www.instagram.com/realtalkalmostdocs/Implicit Bias Testhttps://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.htmlDiAngelo, R. (2011). White Fragility. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3), 54-70.Mounk, Yascha.  (2022) “Yascha Mounk on the Future of Diverse Democracies”. The Lawfare Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yascha-mounk-on-the-future-of-diverse-democracies/id498897343?i=1000558014962 Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. New York, NY: One World, 2019Munger, K. Tweetment Effects on the Tweeted: Experimentally Reducing Racist Harassment. Polit Behav 39, 629–649 (2017). The First Name Basis Podcast with Jasmine Bradshawhttps://firstnamebasis.libsyn.com/anti-racism-where-do-i-start Free Coaching SessionSign-up for a free coaching session.ScheduleOne-Minute WisdomEach week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach
May 2 2022
38 mins
How to Raise Anti-Racist Kids Part 1 with Rosemay Webster
As mothers, we have an important impact on shaping our children’s beliefs, preferences, and ideas.  That means how we feel about others is often absorbed by them.  Most of us have an implicit bias that we don’t even recognize.  This is the first part of a two-part interview with Rosemay Webster discussing how we can raise anti-racist kids.  The first essential part of raising anti-racist kids is becoming anti-racist yourself.  In this episode, we will break down the difference between racism and discrimination.  We’ll discuss microaggressions and implicit bias.  We’ll discuss privilege; what it is and how to spend it. In the next interview, we will build on these principles and discuss how to apply them to mothering and raising anti-racist children.  Resources Mentioned in the ShowPodcast:  Real Talk/Almost Docshttps://www.instagram.com/realtalkalmostdocs/Implicit Bias Testhttps://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.htmlMounk, Yascha.  (2022) “Yascha Mounk on the Future of Diverse Democracies”. The Lawfare Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yascha-mounk-on-the-future-of-diverse-democracies/id498897343?i=1000558014962 DiAngelo, R. (2011). White Fragility. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 3(3), 54-70.Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. New York, NY: One World, 2019Munger, K. Tweetment Effects on the Tweeted: Experimentally Reducing Racist Harassment. Polit Behav 39, 629–649 (2017). The First Name Basis Podcast with Jasmine Bradshawhttps://firstnamebasis.libsyn.com/anti-racism-where-do-i-start Free Coaching SessionSign-up for a free coaching session.ScheduleOne-Minute WisdomEach week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoach
Apr 25 2022
53 mins
What to Do When Your Parenting Style Clashes with the Local CultureHow To Talk To Your Kids About Scary World Events
Between events in Ukraine and COVID and school shootings and other world events, there are a lot of news stories that can feel scary to kids.  They hear things on the news, at school, and from adults talking that we may not even be aware of.  Kids are often good at observing and listening, but not as able to process and interpret it accurately.   68% of kids said the news made them anxious, angry, or depressed.  As expats we are often more involved in events and it’s important to know how to address this topic with kids in a way that will support their mental health rather than detract from it.   On today’s podcast I’d like to address how to talk to kids about them.    I'll be sharing 4 tools about how to do this.  Free Coaching SessionSign-up for a free coaching session.ScheduleOne-Minute WisdomEach week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoachHelp in Ukraine:UNICEFUNICEF supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without BordersMSF is conducting a range of activities in Ukraine to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.International Committee of the Red CrossThe Switzerland-based international organization seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.Save the ChildrenThe London-based organization helps deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and worldwide.UN Refugee AgencyThe international organization provides emergency assistance to families in Ukraine, including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement.Voices of ChildrenThe charitable foundation of this organization is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict.United Help UkraineThey are focused on organizing fundraisers to benefit people in Ukraine affected by the war conditions and raising awareness about the war.
Mar 30 2022
26 mins
How Labels and Can Help and Hurt You and Your Kids
Labels on food items can be useful, but they can also be misleading if we aren’t careful.  The same can happen with labels on ourselves and our children.  We unknowingly label ourselves and others in order to understand and organize the world.  However, these labels can limit our personal growth and progression and disconnect us from others.  This podcast does a deep dive into labels, how they impact us and how to change them when we realize they are harmful.  Free Coaching SessionSign-up for a free coaching session.ScheduleOne-Minute WisdomEach week I carefully craft a short perspective shift or tool that you can read in about a  minute.  You can sign up here.Follow me on Instagram: @theexpatmomcoach or on Facebook:  @theexpatmomcoachHelp in Ukraine:UNICEFUNICEF supports health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without BordersMSF is conducting a range of activities in Ukraine to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.International Committee of the Red CrossThe Switzerland-based international organization seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.Save the ChildrenThe London-based organization helps deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and worldwide.UN Refugee AgencyThe international organization provides emergency assistance to families in Ukraine, including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement.Voices of ChildrenThe charitable foundation of this organization is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict.United Help UkraineThey are focused on organizing fundraisers to benefit people in Ukraine affected by the war conditions and raising awareness about the war.
Mar 7 2022
31 mins
Mindfulness for MomsHow to Add More Fun and Play to Your ParentingThe Science of Play:  How Play Can Improve Emotional Health and Family Relationships"I Don't Have Time" is a LieHow to Adapt Traditions for Different Locations and Stages of LifeHow to Use Family Traditions to Strengthen Your FamilyThe Holidays and Bad MathWhat NOT to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving...And What To Say InsteadMooncakes, Candles, Homegrown Tomatoes & The Science of GratitudeGrief Part 4:  Re-Calibrating After LossGrief Part 3 The Different Faces of Grief: An Interview with My SiblingsGrief Part 3 Moving Through and Out of Grief: Second Part of Interview with SiblingsGrief Part 2:  My Grief Journey Losing My Mother