Big thanks yesterday to Lisa Ferland of the Knocked Up Abroad books for her glowing review, which begins:
Every parent is afraid they are making a mistake when raising their children—abroad or domestically—and Jo Parfitt and Terry Anne Wilson are no different.
In their book, Monday Morning Emails, they often question if their decision to move their families frequently throughout their children’s childhood results in their children’s inability to cope with difficulty.
Read the rest of Lisa’s review here.
Love, love, love to Jo Parfitt and Terry Anne Wilson for being brave and authentic in their new book, Monday Morning Emails. From being part of the Sandwich generation, to repatriation, to identity loss, to supporting their emerging adult sons, they have tackled some of the most beautiful and most difficult subjects international moms encounter as their kids get older. I am honored to have contributed expertise to the book with such brilliant humans like Ruth Van Reken. Congratulations and thank you for putting this out there!
Ellen Mahoney, USA, CEO at SeaChange Mentoring
Long time expat writer Jo Parfitt gives us her best work yet in this incredibly honest and often gut-wrenching account of expat life with children twenty- five years on. And co-author Terry Anne Wilson, who is a new contributor to the expat literature about the globally mobile family, is equally up to the task of sharing her experiences so that others might take heed.
Robin Pascoe, Canada, Author and Speaker
Mariam Ottimorfiore thanks the authors for writing Monday Morning Emails.
Every parent is afraid they are making a mistake when raising their children – abroad or home – and Jo and Terry Anne are no different. They often question whether their decision to move their families throughout their children’s childhood resulted in issues of coping and with identity. MME is a heartfelt dive into these women’s lives and the difficulties they face keeping their family intact while traversing both physical and emotional distances.
Lisa Ferland, editor of Knocked Up Abroad Series
It is unique in topic and openness and never about blame, which is why it has such power.
Ruth Van Reken, author of Letters Never Sent and co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds