Practical Tips for Helping Your Child Process the Grief of Moving Overseas (Part 1): The Pre-Grieving Child

March 31, 2017 blog 0

“Some people grieve in advance of a loss-they see it coming and feel sad. They look around and realise, “I will never do this again.” Others grieve after the change occurs. It is at this point the post-griever realises, “I will never do this again”. –Tanya Crossman, Misunderstood (2016) Some children are pre-grievers, some are… Read more

Fostering Humility in Your Young TCKs

March 24, 2017 blog 0

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” Proverbs 11:2 Third Culture Kids are lovers of people and lovers of diversity. After all, their lives are often spent being the minority in a country that is – and is not – their own. However, I have noticed a phenomenon in my own… Read more

Why We Shouldn’t Call them “Little Missionaries”

March 15, 2017 blog 2

  Missionary kids are often referred to as “little missionaries.”  The term makes me cringe and here’s why: 1.We need to let kids be kids. Missionary kids are often held on a pedestal. They are presented to the world on the stages of churches and in monthly newsletters. They know that their job is to… Read more

5 Tips for Breaking into the Expat Community as a Family

March 10, 2017 blog 0

As our world becomes smaller, more and more people are moving outside of their home country and into a different culture. Chances are, there will be a number of expats in the city to which you plan to move and chances are, they have formed a little community of their own. I don’t mean to… Read more

Nurturing the Identity of Your TCK

March 3, 2017 blog 0

“Who are YOU?” The question was asked during a mom’s group I attended last week. The speaker went on, “Not, “what roles do you play?” Not, “who do people say you are?” But, who are YOU? If all those roles were stripped away, who would YOU be?” The question sank in and my mind started… Read more