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The Benefits of Understanding TCK’s and Their Identity: Empowering Parents


 Last week, I was the speaker at International Parenting Network in Bangkok, Thailand.

We spent time talking about the identity that our TCK’s form.  I could almost see the parents connecting the dots as we talked about the TCK Identity Development Model.

This is a move that is very powerful showing several young adults talk about their TCK identity.  If you don’t have 20 minutes to watch this movie, please watch the first five minutes because it gives you a very nice overview of how your global nomad might feel.  If you are Korean and raising your children abroad you need to watch the whole movie. If you are a teacher of global nomads, please watch the whole video. If you are interested in language development, the whole movie is worth watching.

Notes:

If you would like to view my original presentation for IPN, you can find it on Prezi. 

Third Culture Person Reacculturation Rubric – tool for charting reacculturation progress. Can be ordered directly through Dr. Rachel Timmons at timmonsr@sbcglobal.net .

  • Elizabeth Cho
    September 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hello!
    Thanks for sharing this and for building awareness of TCKs 🙂

    • September 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks. You are welcome. I hope we get a lot more people interested in doing research on TCK’s and how we can all support them. As more and more families become global – this will be key.