Through video conferences, every month BimBi Italiani and Vita da Expat cover issues and topics related to the growth and development of Italian children living abroad.

 

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EPISODES

ATTACCHIAMO BOTTONE: 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE - 'IB'

BimBi Italiani and Vita da Expat talk explore the International Baccalaureate 'IB' - the most popular international high school diploma among expat families. How it works, why it's chosen by many, its pros and cons, and the differences between the IB diploma and the IB curriculum. 

They discuss these topics and more with Ilaria Tavilla, an experienced teacher who works with students of various ages and levels in different schools and institutions.

ATTACCHIAMO BOTTONE: 

THIRD CULTURE KIDS

BimBi Italiani and Vita da Expat discuss with Sara Coggiola of Between Cultures about "Third Culture Kids". exploring the pros, challenges and strategies to support children and young people to cultivate a sense of belonging and understanding of their roots.

 

Sara Coggiola, of Between Cultures, shares her personal and professional experiences as an expert in the field of  cross-cultural support

Sara Coggiola through Between Cultures Familiare is an affiliated partner of BimBi Italiani. As such, BimBi Italiani members can access Between Cultures's services at a discounted rate.

Visit  Between Cultures: https://between-cultures.com/ 

Become a BimBi italiani member: https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio 


SUPPORT TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES


BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat will discuss with Elisabetta Morisi from Benessere Educativo Familiare how to support children with disabilities in an expat context. Elisabetta Morisi is a professional in the disability sector, and the mother of a child with special needs.

Elisabetta Morisi through Benessere Educativo Familiare is an affiliated partner of BimBi Italiani. As such, BimBi Italiani members can access Elisabetta's services at a discounted rate.

Visit  Benessere Educativo Familiare: https://www.benessereducativofamiliare.com/ 

Become a BimBi italiani member: https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio 


THE ACA METHOD: 

LISTEN - COMMUNICATE - ACT

BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat will discuss with Federica Mascheroni the ACA Method: Listen-Communicate-Act. The educational approach, created by Professor Haidi Segrada, president of the ACA Association, build children's confidence to express themselves at the best of their capacities. The method is  applicable anywhere in the world.

Federica Mascheroni, member of the ACA Association and a mother based in China, shares with us her experiences in applying the ACA method in a multicultural and expatriate context.

The Associaztion ACA is part of the BimBi Italiani network.  As such, BimBi Italiani members can access the ACA services as members. 

Visit "Association ACA": https://associazione-aca.blogspot.com/

Become a BimBi Italiani member: https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio


SEPARATING WITH RESPECT

BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat talk with Dr. Iris Franceschini Fera about the issues and challenges faced by parents when divorcing abroad.

Specialized in couple reharmonization and support during separations, Dr. Fera talks about some fundamental aspects related to international separations with dependent children.  These include how to maintain a safe and stable environment for the child, how to mitigate cultural conflicts and how to address technical aspects while living in third countries.

Dr. Iris Francesca Fera is an affiliated partner of BimBi Italiani and offers between 10% and 20% discount to registered members. 

Visit Dr. Iris Francesca Fera, Educator and Psychologist's Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-franceschini-fera-1899a247/ 

Become a BimBi Italiani member: https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio


BILINGUALISM: FALSE MYTHS

BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat host a live conference with Dr. Karin Martin, a consultant and trainer in multilingualism and founder of Il Giardino Multilingue (The Multilingual Garden)Karin talks about the false myths surrounding bilingualism. She emphasizes how children growing up with two or more languages are often subject to ideas and preconceptions that adults have about their development. 

Dr. Martin, through Il Giardino Multilingue, is an affiliated partner of BimBi Italiani, offering a 10% discount to registered BimBi Italiani members.

Visit "Il Giardino Multilingue - The Multilingual Garden" https://www.multilingualgarden.com/

Become a BimBi Italiani member: https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio


Italian Children Grow Up

BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat interview Giacomo Iobizzi & Annalisa Mora, two grown-up Italan Children. Giacomo was born in Rome. His mom is Thai. His dad is Italian. In 2015 he moves to Thailand to discover his Thai roots.  Annalisa was born in Italy. Her dad is Italian. Her mom is Nigerian. Annalisa lives in the UK. She is now the mom of an Italian Child "BimBo Italiano". 

We will talk with Giacomo and Annalisa of what it means to be grown-up Italian Children, meaning: what does it mean to have grown up from a family of mixed nationality and what's its impact in the long term?

Intercultural Growth

BimBi Italiani e Vita da Expat interview Najwa Saady. With her they talk about Intercultural Growth meaning how to support children and youth, especially those that live in a multicultural and expatriate environment, to embrace their intercultural identity.  Through her courses Najwa coaches parents in acquiring the skills needed to support their children to growth in armony with multiple cultures. Najwa Saady is a  Family Language Coach with extensive experience in the field of intercultural education. She is also the creator of “Armonia Multilingue”, https://armoniamultilingue.com/


Emotional Education

Cristina Ruffini, “L’Isola dei Tesori” nursery coordinator and pedagogist  specialised in pedagogical conselling for parents, teachers and educators on issues related to the emotional grown and well-being of children and adolescents talks about  Emotional Education: how to support our children to develop their ability to recognize and understand their emotions to promote their personal and interpersonal growth and development in an multicultural, expatriate context. 

 

Pedagogist Cristina Ruffini is a BimBi Italiani affiliated partner. Thorugh L’Isola dei Tesori, Cristina Ruffini offers specialised services including pediatric and psico-pedagogic consultations, and re servizi specializzati quali consulenze pediatriche, psico-pedagogiche and training courses targeting parents, teachers and educators.


 To learn about it visit L’Isola dei Tesori: https://isoladeitesori.org/

 

To become a BimBi Italiani member visit https://www.bimbiitaliani.com/sostienici/diventa-socio

Digital Nomads & Homeschooling

BimBi Italiani & Vita da Expat interview Carlotta Cerri, a mom, an AMI educator and the creator of   "La Tela", www.latela.com , a free online platform targeting families that promotes long-term, sustainable education. 

As a digital nomad and full time traveler, Carlotta talks about the benefits and difficulties of growing children within an "Homeschooling" and nomadic environment. 

Studying in Italy for a few months only

Prof.Donatella Cangini, School Director at the Tiziano Terzani High School in Abiattegrasso, Milan provide, talks with us about the temporary integration of Italian children living abroad in the Italian school system.


Speech ThErapy in Expat Children

The Speech Therapist, Dr. Valentina Giannini, talks to us about delays in speech development with a focus on children living abroad and/or exposed to a bi/tri language environment. 

The Speech Theraphist, Doctor Valentina Giannini is also a BimBi Italiani affilitated partners. BimBi Italiani members can benefit from various discounts on the specialized services offered by Dr. Valentina Giannini. 

Link to Doctor Giannini's webiste: https://valegiannini-logopedista.com/home-valentina-giannini-speech-therapist/ 

Bilingualism

In this episode, BimBi Italiani and Vita da Expat speak with Italian Teacher Chiara Gasparotti to talk about the issues of teaching Italian abroad. 

Of interest are the difficulties faced with bilingualism particularly among mixed families and beyond.  


Expatriation and Identity in Children

How does the concept of Italian identity evolve in children who live outside Italy? How does the concept of Italian identity evolve in children who come from mixed families? 

We talk about this with Delfina Licata, Sociologist in Human Mobility, Migrants Foundation’s Research and Development specialist, and focal point on the relationships among Italians living abroad.