Do You Mind? Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom (Presentation for CEESA Dubrovnik Educators Conference)

A year ago I was presenting at NESA Spring Educators Conference in Bangkok on Third Culture Kids and the constantly changing and rapidly moving lives our International Students lead around the world. As… Continue reading

Third Culture Kids Explained: A Presentation for All Supporters of TCKs

    I was supposed to prepare a 45 minute presentation on Third Culture Kids. This was extremely hard. I gathered my own thoughts, I gathered researchers’ thoughts, and I gathered the thoughts… Continue reading

15 Things I Want to Say to Parents of TCKs

I’ve never raised a Third Culture Kid. I’ve never even been a parent. But I’m surrounded by parents of TCK’s. I teach their children. I turn to them for wisdom and support. We… Continue reading

Three Places in Doha to Finally Find Serenity

I seem to have a love-hate relationship with every overseas post I find myself in. Sometimes I feel at home and other times it couldn’t be more obvious that I am still, and… Continue reading

Same City, Different View

I stand on the balcony of my twentieth floor apartment, viewing the glittering skyscrapers that feel as if I could reach out and touch their glassy surfaces. I spot the glowing mosque peeking… Continue reading

Why I’m Not Ready to Bike in Amsterdam

Favorite pastime: Pretending to be a resident of my favorite international cities and doing my best to “blend in.” In Amsterdam, this obviously means whizzing by the tourists on a bike, right? I… Continue reading

I Need a Vacation From Travel

Read this one first. The school year was drawing to a close. Stress levels were finally declining. Flight reservations were confirmed. The Great Icelandic Adventure was set to begin in less than 2… Continue reading

When TCK’s Grow Up: Planning is Hard

Hawaii. China. Australia. When we lived in Japan, the traveling never stopped whether we were crossing the ocean or traveling within the borders of Nihon (Hokkaido, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Tokyo Disneyland, the list goes… Continue reading

The Decision to Be Still

I have decided to stay put for now. This decision goes against my every natural restless tendency to keep searching. My TCK background fuels my antsy desire to keep going. Explore everything in… Continue reading

How to Help a Third Culture Kid Make the Transition “Back Home”

A Third Culture Kid’s life never really stops moving. Life for us revolves around transitions, but the toughest one can be when it’s time to move “back home.” My own personal transition to… Continue reading