Welcome back readers!
Today I need your input,
As I mentioned before (at least, I THINK I mentioned this before), I will be returning to Thailand in June of this year (2014) to be an assistant at a boarding home for missionary kids. I will be living with about a dozen Third Culture Kids, ages 8-18, from several surrounding countries in Southeast Asia. My job will be to help them with homework, wake them up for school, plan activities, and just provide them comfort and encouragement.
The question is, how do you provide comfort to a dozen children who each have a pretty different background from each other? Are there universals to comfort? These kids are living away from their parents, so I would like to make their time as easy as possible while they are living in the dorm. Basically, how do I become the Mary Poppins of this boarding school?
Any suggestions? What do you or your kids or people you know find comforting when you are away from home? Have you been to boarding school before? what did you find helpful? Or course, I already know the spoon full of sugar trick 😉