Raising Happy Global Nomads - Third Culture Kids - growing up between worlds
How can parents help their children to deal with the challenges of living a TCK life?
What is a TCK? What makes a child a TCK? How to ease challenges such as
- the identity aspect
- Emotional issues
When nothing else works anymore, try telling the truth about yourself. (Jesper Juul)
Book recommendation: Third Culture Kids, Growing up among worlds, by David C. Pollock and Ruth E. Van Reken
Duration: 2 hrs
Seminarleader: Andrea Probst, Familylab Seminar Leader, Intl. Dipl. Montessori Pedagogy
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 18.30 hrs
Where: Seminarzentrum Familylab Österreich, Dornbacherstrasse 93, 1170 Wien
Costs: 45 Euro/Person
For: Expatriate parents / Internationally mobile families (diplomats, representatives of global enterprises, parents of students attending International schools ....)
What is a Third Culture Kid - a TCK?
“A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parent’s culture.
The third culture kid builds relationships to all the cultures, while not having full ownership in any. Although elements from each culture are assimilated into the third culture kid’s life experience the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of the same background, other TCK’s.
This inspirational talk focuses on how to ease the challenges for children living an internationally mobile life by looking at the following key issues:
- How does a child form identity?
- What influences the formation of identity?
- Where are you from?
- Unresolved grief due to relocation
- Restlessness during adult life
- Ignorance of “home” culture
- Challenges of meeting the KNOWN
- Meeting expectations of “passport country”