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DECEMBER 2012
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT
expectations about friendships, “home”
and school.
5. Read up on how to support your
family during this transition.
Bouncing
Back
, an online transition and re-entry
resource for Foreign Service parents,
details how you can plan to help ease
this transition. You can fnd
Bouncing
Back
on the Family Liaison Ofce Web
site (
http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/fo/
c1958.htm).
6. Encourage your children to
get involved in some activities that
they may have missed overseas.
Tey
should take advantage of opportunities
to get involved.
Contact FLO at Any Time
Don’t hesitate to contact FLO for sup-
port at any time during your transition.
Our Education and Youth Team can help
you plan your next steps and connect
you with resources on public and private
schools in Washington, child care and
preschool information, college planning
and special needs information.
Often families ask us, “Which is the
best school in the Washington, D.C.,
area?” Tere are many wonderful
schools here! Te choices depend on a
student’s learning style, special inter-
ests and other particular needs. We can
assist families in researching the various
options.
We are available to meet with you in
person, via e-mail or by phone.
After being overseas
for eight years,
“home” would be
diferent—not bad,
but diferent.