- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (March 26, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857882954
- ISBN-13: 978-1857882957
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds Paperback – March 26, 2001
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Additionally, through reading this book our professional observations gained while teaching in four countries on three different continents have been taken on greater significance. The insight the authors share regarding issues hitherto acknowledged have contributed to a better understanding of the challenges that our students face as second- and third-generation Third Culture Kids (TCKs).
I highly recommend this book for all parents and teachers living abroad as well as TCKs who are wondering if their capacities as `cultural chameleons' means that there is something wrong with them.
I can not say enough about this book. It explains so much and any parent who is living overseas and raising children should be required to read this book before making a big move. (In some more severe cases, it could even be a literal life saver.)
If you have a child who has grown up overseas and seems to be floundering... isn't sure why they aren't making friends, is depressed but can't explain why... this book might be the best place to start. Like another reviewer said "it's really cheap therapy!"
I also think this would be of use to people whose childhood was similar to the TCK's. Especially children who had little stability while growing up. Divorce, parential deaths, and especially children shunted off to boarding schools.
Many boarding schools provide a fairly good life and a substitute family, but when it's over, it's over. and then who am I?
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This is a great book. After growing up as a TCK and coming back to the US. I struggled to find my place or determine if I had a place. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tawnya Amburgey
Love this book, brought it with us to Bolivia. Needs a chapter on how to deal with kids who start swaying towards the host culture when the parent disagrees, though!Published 2 months ago by American Women Online
If you are from one country and raise your children in another, and add to that - throw them into an international school setting - you've got to read this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Terry Kole DeYonker
Having reared three "third culture kids" and having taught at an international school, I found myself nodding in agreement with much of what Pollock has to say. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nancy Gaston
As a Third Culture Adult, I could really relate. I never felt I fitted in anywhere. Nowhere was "home". Now I can put a name to it. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by Rosalie Bunton
We live and work in numerous places around the world and have 2 small daughters. This book is an excellent resource for the many challenges our children face.Published on December 6, 2012 by Frank
I thought this was an alright book. it's written with many examples and fluff, but after you weed out that then it is about 50 pages of informative.Published on November 18, 2010 by John Hone
I won't repeat what is already said in the many positive reviews, which I fully concur with. But one of the one-star reviews is so inaccurate (not just opinionated) it is worth... Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Paul Seaman