About Jamie McFadden

J.L. McFadden is a Paranormal Romance author, a contributor to the writer to Terrarum.info, a Ukrainian site. He is an American expat that lives with his beautiful wife and son in Kharkiv Ukraine.

Be Resilient. The Challenges of Raising an International Child

Raising any child has its challenges. Some of them turn out to be blessings for the parents, and others can be heartbreaking.

We are raising a child on the opposite side of the world from my family. In our home, I speak English to him, and his mother speaks Russian. Lenka is from the Eastern Side of […]

“Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not”

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” 

 Octavia E. ButlerBloodchild and Other Stories

Persistence is one thing my son does […]

Be Patient

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Patience is truly a virtue that is needed for the upbringing of our children. Children are still unaware of other’s needs; at this stage, they only understand what they need, so a large helping of patience usually wouldn’t […]

How can we be more observant and inspire our kids?

Isn’t inspiration the best way to ignite your child’s interest in learning? One of the best ways to get them involved in learning is to inspire them to question everything.

“Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.“-George Carlin

Unlike some people, I love to hear a […]

Give your seat to an elderly person or a lady if you are a gentleman

Article Highlights

  • Leading by example is of all the traits the most important step
  • If you are patient with your child and show compassion, they will do the same to you and others
  • Being able to say no from time to time is very important.
  • Give your seat to an elderly person or a lady if you […]

Be Empathetic “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes”

 Some say,”Empathy is a thing of the past; something that is lost to the new generation.” Others proclaim,”It has always been this, and that people need to stop being romantic about our past.”

I am neither romantic of this idea or blind to see that we have always had people that rather […]