Tag Archives: Third Culture Kids

Transient Traditions

 Soup and Spa Receipts – New Thanksgiving Tradition? So Thanksgiving weekend came and went, and, with all the activity, I couldn’t help thinking about another reality for Third Culture Kids. Often the celebrations of global families are a lot less traditional (long standing and handed down from generation to generation) and a lot more transient …

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Going the Distance

Turkish Tea for Two Last month I wrote about the perks of experiencing local life while living overseas as a TCK or TCK family member. This month, I’m going to address the benefits that come from crossing your “homeland” borders and experiencing other countries and cultures. Our school community in Vienna just returned this week …

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Homecoming

Welcome home, and to the pages of my blog, to my oldest daughter who recently completed her first year of college.  I thought it might be informative for her to provide some insights into her experience as a Third Culture Kid returning from a successful year of college to the world she left behind. And …

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Floating on your RAFT

Last year around this time, I ran a post that dealt with the RAFT model of moving on for Third Culture Kids (https://tcktalk.com/2013/05/).  Lately, it’s been one of my most revisited posts as this time of year rolls around and international schools provide info for their families on the move (thanks to the international school …

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Flicks for TCKs

On the tail of the Oscars, I thought I’d make this month’s TCK Talk post a tribute to movies.  Since we typically get many movies a bit after the fact when living overseas, I’m just now enjoying  viewing some of the Oscar contenders and winners in various original English cinemas (Kinos) around Vienna. As a …

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Creative Connections

So here I am, down to the wire, trying to meet a self-made deadline of one post a month to my TCK Talk Blog.  The bad news is, I don’t have much time. The good news is, I have spent much of my time this month on something that is quite important to Third Culture …

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Four for 14 – TCK New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions.  Love them or hate them, January is the time of year when we most hear about this particular form of goal setting.  I personally think any time is a good time to reflect a bit on ourselves and come up with some possible areas for self-improvement, but tradition dictates that the beginning of the …

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“Home” for the Holidays

For Third Culture Kids, the definition of home is a tricky one.  For people who are often on the move, develop roots and then are uprooted, have family, friends and passports in and from a country in which they don’t reside, the word “home” is never easy. So now, it’s holiday time, and we have …

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Perks of Being a World Traveler

In honor of one my daughters’ and my favorite books/movies in recent years, Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, I’ve penned (keyed?) a title similar to his for this installment of TCK Talk.  The title, the book, the movie, especially Patrick, portrayed by the enigmatic, charasmatic Ezra Miller, and the sharing of the …

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Third Culture Kids Who Made it Big

I’ve found, in my work with students, that one thing that can sometimes give them inspiration and hope, is to find a well-known success story of a person who may have experienced some of the same challenges they are experiencing, and who was able to survive and thrive.  This knowledge that people can take adversity …

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