According to the most recent HSBC expat explorer survey, Singapore has topped the best expatriate destinations for the second year. This is not only because of its financial rewards to expatriates workers and good business environment, but also the high quality of education for children as 75 percent say. In a word, expatriates are placing more attention to a supporting family life and children’s educational environment overseas today. In this article, we will discuss expat parenting abroad – are you ready to adjust to family life abroad.
Know The Difference of Being An Expat Parent
There are many differences of being an expat parent compared to parenting at home country, one of the most obvious aspect is the lack of support networks. This includes family members and close friends. For many working expat parents, it is suggested to seek support from your company, or networking with local co-workers. For the non-working parents, try to connect with local expat groups and expat web sites that are dedicated to expat parenting, such as Expat Parent.
Encourage Your Children to Get Involved
Moving abroad with children can be a challenge. Many children may show emotional fluctuation at the beginning. It is suggested that expat parents should be more enthusiastic to help their children overcome these obstacles. At the same time, encourage your children to participate in school extracurricular activities. If there is a foreign language is being taught at local school, learn together with your children.
As long as you are open minded and have an attitude of adventure, your expat family life will flourish while abroad. It may also be a good idea to use Skype and other communication methods to allow your expat children to continue to nurture their friendships back home. We often use Skype to communicate with our customers around the world.
Bring International Health Insurance With You
One of the most important things for every expat family is healthcare. Expat Financial offers several different international health insurance plans for expatriates of most nationalities across the world. We also offer excellent service before and after you purchase your international health insurance plan. If you have questions about our international medical insurance plans or you want to discuss your needs and produce a customized quote, please contact us or complete the quote form. As noted above, having excellent global medical coverage will not only give you peace of mind, but will help you maintain the health of you and your family.