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Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds: The original, classic book on TCKs Paperback – 19 October 2017
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Growing up as a TCK has been a gift and has significantly shaped my life and work. As I interact with world leaders one day and with those living in refugee camps the next, I continually draw upon my experience of living among different cultures. I am delighted to see the lessons learned from the traditional TCK experience live on in this new
edition of 'Third Culture Kids'.
I called the first edition of Third Culture Kids 'absolutely brilliant'. This revised edition continues to earn that acclaim. It's a powerhouse of a book through which readers growing up 'among worlds'--and their parents and the professionals responsible for their care and teaching--become able to take leadership of the challenges and
opportunities presented by such a rick and complex childhood.
Because Third Culture Kids have been exposed to other cultures in significant ways and have experienced multiple transitions while growing up, it's in their DNA to thrive within the pace and nature of globalization. This book is a must to understand the challenges TC Ks face and the unique skills they can leverage as global leaders. -- Katrina Burris, Ph.D., CEO of MKB Conseil & Coaching and author of Global Nomadic Leaders: How to Identify, Attract, and Retain
About the Author
For over thirty years RUTH E. VAN REKEN has traveled extensively speaking about issues related to globally mobile families. She is also seeking to understand how lessons learned from the TCK experience can transfer to others raised among many cultural worlds for various reasons. Ruth is also the author of Letters Never Sent, multiple other writings and co-founder and past chairperson of Families in Global Transition.
MICHAEL V. POLLOCK is the founding director of Daraja, a TCK care and development initiative. He served on the board of Families in Global Transition for two years and currently serves on the board of "I Am a Triangle". Michael is a certified teacher and coach and holds a Master's in Education from Loyola University. He and his wife raised three TCKs in China and returned to the US in 2012.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 480 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1473657660
- ISBN-13 : 978-1473657663
- Best Sellers Rank: 9,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is comprehensive and deals with all aspects of how this affects the child and the Adult TCK too. I was particularly encouraged to read about the constant 'grieving' which TCK's find they live in and the affect of the ultra mobile lifestyle in terms of the lack of 'rootedness'. Both aspects that have plagued my life for many years!
A good book, but tends to be a bit too generic! Not everything that we are landed with is the result of living as a TCK!
Also i should say that not everything that stems from being a TCK is negative. The ability to make friends quickly, navigate around new places and discover common traits in any group of people are all good positive traits that this sort of upbringing instills into TCK's!
And as the new President of the USA is an AdultTCK I am in good company!!!