departures, TCK, culture, transition

Adventures In-Between

In his book Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between, international speaker and TCK, Christopher O’Shaughnessy, provides a treasure trove of helpful information tucked within pages of true, personal stories that will make you laugh.

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Tips for TCKs Transitioning to University

Here are some great tips for your TCKs as they look toward transitioning to University or careers back in their passport cultures. Guest Post by International Speaker, author, and TCK Christopher O’Shaughnessy.

passport, poetry, third culture

I’m From….

Originally posted on Marilyn R. Gardner:
I’m From…by Robynn and Adelaide Adelaide is a sophomore in high school. She’s in grade 10. The Language Arts teacher wanted them to write a poem introducing themselves to her and to the class. It was a simple assignment. Five short stanzas. Two lines each. Begin each stanza with,…

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7 Virtues for Kids

A review of: Light Their Fire for God: 7 Powerful Virtues for Your Kids By Anne and David Harper. This is a great book… It encourages many things we all know but it’s good to have it repeated. Their virtues are based on 2 Peter 1:5-7. Consider having some devotional time each week with your TCKs focusing on a different virtue each week.

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Third Culture Kids

—Delana H Stewart One day I stumbled on a WordPress blog about TCKs (3rd Culture Children). Though The Education Cafe started as a way to assist families living abroad (particularly TCKs) I realized that we did not have any category labeled TCK. One of my favorite TCK websites is: The blog post I  stumbled…

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A Dr. Seuss Twist on Expats and Transitions

Whether you are preparing a student to head off to college or boarding school, or heading on home leave or just arriving in a new country, you will greatly enjoy reading this blog post Oh, the places you’ll go! by blogger “I was an expat wife.” On this day, the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) she gives tribute to the book, using timeless quotes to cover issues, such as