A Life Overseas – 10 Ways Teachers can Support TCKs

Readers - I'm traveling today so sending you over to A Life Overseas where the gifted Lisa McKay shares some excellent thoughts for teachers working with TCKs. I urge you to read her article and pass it on! Here is an excerpt: I was talking to the principal of an international school recently, and he … Continue reading A Life Overseas – 10 Ways Teachers can Support TCKs

Transition – Building a RAFT

Reconciliation  •  Affirmation  •  Farewell  •  Think Destination In their landmark book Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, the authors Dave Pollock and Ruth Van Reken have a chapter devoted to transition and dealing with leaving one place and starting in a new one. The chapter is a constructive and practical look at leaving well, at closure, … Continue reading Transition – Building a RAFT

A Life Overseas – To the Parents of Third Culture Kids

Readers - it's Marilyn and today I'm back at A Life Overseas where I write specifically to the parents of Third Culture Kids. I would love it if you joined me, even more if you contribute to the conversation through comments! To the Parents of Third Culture Kids If you are raising your children in … Continue reading A Life Overseas – To the Parents of Third Culture Kids

Learning to Grieve Well

Research shows that those of us who have grown up as third culture kids have layers on layers of loss. Dave Pollock, a man who arguably did more to understand the third culture kid experience than any other before his death, said this: "One of the major areas in working with TCKs is that of...dealing … Continue reading Learning to Grieve Well