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Do you, as me, long for more joy in the family?

If so, this website might be something for you.

On this website you might find some thoughts and ideas that might be helpful for you as a parent, and even as someone working with families.

You will find thoughts about why we act as we do, and what we can do to better understand each other.

You will find ideas about parenting in general, but also som specific ideas about parenting children who have not been living with the family since they were born, and some ideas for families who are on the move between different cultures.

This website has four tracks:

Parenting – Thoughts and ideas about parenting and how to better understand our children, both the children we gave birth to and children who came to us later in their lives.

Global Nomads – Thoughts and ideas for families living among and between many cultures. Especially for you who is a Third Culture Kid, Missionary Kid, or have or work with Third Culture Kids and Missionary Kids.

Spiritual Direction – Thoughts and ideas about spiritual direction for all ages, for individuals, for families as well for groups and organizations.

Teaching – Thoughts and ideas about how we can share our knowledge, with our children, as teachers, leading seminars or giving a sermon – ideas that will make the teaching more fun for you and the learning more fun for the participants.

Reading about joy will not be enough to increas the joy in our families! To get more joy we need to DO more things together. So you will also find ideas about activities that you can do together in the family, activities that will help you to understand each other – and have fun together!

I offer counseling, in my office in Mariestad, Sweden, in Chiang Mai Thailand when I live there, or by skype. I can see both individuals, couples and families. I love to walk alongside Global Nomads to help them process there experiences and connect their different life parts into a congruent lifestory.

I have developed several workshops and retreats, that I offer around the world, among them a four-days Debriefing Retreat. I have also developed a 10 hours Transition Preparation Material for High School Seniors, and a 5-day processing for Adult Third Culture Kids.

For groups and teams who want to develop healthy ways to work together, I can come and work with the group for a couple of days. Teams of culture mix have special challenges that we can look into.

 

Ulrika Ernvik
familjegladje.se