Are We Really Signing Up for This?

September 27, 2018 blog 2

  My dear friend and her husband have recently become global workers and are heading overseas next year with their 18 month-old boy in tow. This past summer they attended a training where they spent two weeks with a great group of people from their organization, which included families with other little kids around the age… Read more

Watch Out World – TCKs are Contagious!

December 15, 2017 blog 0

  Earlier this fall, I was given the opportunity to teach a guest lecture at an Oregon university. The lecture was titled, “What are TCKs and Why Should You Care?” I’ve realized over the past year since beginning this blog, that I have acquired many readers who are not living overseas and not raising TCKs, but… Read more

Please, Don’t Try to “Keep Your Children American” (Response to an Expat Podcast)

November 29, 2017 blog 0

  I was listening to an expat podcast the other day about raising children overseas. The host was answering questions that had been sent in to her by parents living abroad. A mom wrote in and asked, “What can I do to make sure that my kids stay American while we’re living in Europe?” She went… Read more

Audiobooks-Surprising Benefits of This New Trend for Children’s Language Acquisition

September 26, 2017 blog 2

  Online children’s audiobooks are rapidly increasing in popularity and this is of great benefit for families living overseas. Audio content is often easily accessible, doesn’t require a considerable amount of internet data to stream or download, and doesn’t use up any of the precious pounds allotted for your luggage. If you are living (or… Read more

Which Culture-Learning Attitude are you Teaching Your Kids?

July 27, 2017 blog 0

  Most people who move overseas do so with some sort of goal in mind – missions work, starting a business, teaching at a school, etc. While this is inherently good, and is often the reason for moving overseas at all, these goals can make it easy to enter into the new culture, “guns blazing”, ready… Read more

Helping Your TCKs Learn to Fail

June 22, 2017 blog 0

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  – Winston Churchill TCKs have a reputation of excelling socially and academically, often setting the standard very high for the TCK population. This is a benefit of growing up as a TCK and often results in college scholarships, mastery of an… 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