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Culture & Identity
Books for Adults of all Ages
The TCK & Global Nomad Culture
This video series, Living Abroad Successfully by author Robin Pascoe shares parenting advice with wisdom, humor and truth for expat parents of TCK / Global Nomad children. This is just one segment of her series that you can find here: http://www.expatexpert.com
Students of all ages share their understanding of Third Culture Kids and how it relates to them.
Students from Nanjing International School (NIS) share their stories and what they understand about Third Culture Kids.
I Am Eleven: Documentary of Student Voices from Around World: Film maker Genevieve Bailey chose to interview eleven year old children on her travels around the world and make a documentary. You can explore the biographies and listen to mini videos by each of the children in this video at www.iameleven.com.
Simle drawings and question-based video to reflect on aspects of the TCK / Global Nomad culture that may resonate with you.
TCK Adults reflecting back on their understanding and experiences growing up as a TCK / Global Nomad.
Teenagers and young adults share what unites them and how they are drawn together as a culture. A growing culture in our world.
A Grade 11 student, presents her reflections on being a Third Culture Kid at a TedX Talks.
This video is appropriate for young adults to share and discuss
31 'amusing' signs related to being a Third Culture Kid.
Here are a few longer segments for you to look into the TCKid Organization and listen to the authors of Third Culture Kids, Growing Up Amongst Cultures.
Talking to children who resonate with the TCK culture and examining their beliefs of where they are from and where they believe home to be.
MORE Children's Books On
Children's Books on Transition
Alexander, Who's Not
(Do you hear me? I mean it!) Going to Move
By: Judith Viorst (Ages 6-11)
Alexander's Dad gets a job a thousand miles away and Alexander does not want to move. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgUvqpCW9x0
I Like Where I Am
By: Jessica Harper
A boy doesn’t want to move from where he was born, yet in the end, he likes it. A great story for those who have children new to living away from their home country.
Big Ernie's New Home
A Story for Children Who Are Moving
**Parent tips at the back
By Teresa & Whitney Martin
Ernie lands in a new place that doesn’t look, feel or sound like home.
Amy & Louis
By: Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood
Amy and Louis live next to each other. They do everything together. Then,one moves away, yet share sky and showed up in a dream.
Amber Brown Is NOT A Crayon
By: Paula Danziger
Amber & Justin are Best Friends Forever. Justin is leaving and now the Best Friends are fighting. This is a short chapter book.
By: Eve Bunting
A family leaves Mexico for opportunities, returns for a visit and hopes to return to live.
MORE Children's Books On Transition
You can find these book descriptions and ISBN numbers here:
Transition Videos: Where is home?
MORE ONLINE RESOURCES
Websites for Adults & Families
Interaction International is comprehensive and a voice for Third Culture Kids and internationally mobile families.
You can find manuals, blogs, podcasts, book lists and much more at Expat Focus.
This is site of Robin Pascoe. You may buy books on-line and find important links to international therapists, survey reults, and YouTube lectures based on her books. Plus, you'll find a link to a fictional 'blogella' you may enjoy.
Change is Strange offers personalized books for children making big changes. Blogs, tips, strategies and resources related to resiliency during change.
Expat Women has great information although it is taking a hiatus from answering blog posts.
Jo Parfitt shares what she knows to help others grow. If you want to be an expat writer, this is a great website for you.
Websites For Young Adults
TCKid is a active global community of Third Culture Kid (TCK) adults and youth across geographical boundaries.
Denizen is an online magazine dedicated to today's Third Culture Kids. It represents the modern global nomad community, complete with attitude, expression and creativity.
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Overseas (Website + Related Links)
Studies show that Third Culture Kids mature faster, are more independent and introspective, sophisticated and cosmopolitan, and far more knowledgeable about the world than their compatriots from their country of birth.
Perhaps most important, virtually all of them, once they are grown, say they would not trade their international growing-up experience for anything else. They have a diversity of experience both culturally and emotionally, that leads to a different world-view and set of values, that are not shared with children in their homeland.
TCK Career related information and other links here: