children who grow up away from their, or their parents original country of birth. Facing challenges about identity and loss.

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Parenting third culture kids

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Parenting is hard enough at the best of times, and each developmental stage that our youngsters embark on stretch us a little further. Add into the mix the development of inter cultural, cross-cultural and international children, also called third culture kids and you find the challenges rise

Neither here nor there

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I don’t belong yet I don’t care because I am neither Here, nor there.

Children and native identity

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Native identity is often one of the hot potatoes that concern parents who are raising international children. What is cultural identity and what might be the new ground that our international youngsters might be capable breaking if we let them?

Reflections on finding my roots

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After thirty years of living abroad I am spending more time…

Where is home?

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Books read, hagelslag bought, cards, mostly written, and some even sent. I’ve been Home away from Home

Changing identities abroad

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Many people experience the changing of their identities abroad.…

When international friends come and go

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Q: I have made many wonderful, close friendships with other…

Held hostage for the sake of the children

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When international relationships end, one partner can end…

World peace and Third Culture Kids

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There is a paradigm shift between the generations that reinforces this, as even today’s mono-cultural children are increasingly influenced by other cultures, and interact via the internet as easily with children from one part of the world as from another.