School’s begun, kids are adjusting to their ‘newest’ challenges: new friends, without forgetting their ‘previous’ ones, new teachers, with different teaching techniques, strategies, and a brand new schedule… All in all, they seem to be taking it in pretty well (at least for these past 2 weeks!). Let’s see what future will bring to this foreign service family ♥
Adjustments are never easy, nor smooth, but as committed parents, we’re trying our very best to make sure our 3 kids have an enjoyable social/emotional/psychological experience at this new posting/assignment. Not all is under our control, unfortunately, but… it’s all part of life, and life’s challenging on itself – otherwise, what’d be the meaning of pursuing different lifestyles?
That said, during one of my ‘blog hopping’ ventures, found a very interesting video discussing the meaning of ‘home‘, from a TCK‘s perspective, totally worthy the time, and maybe, a good way to generate some discussion/questioning about the theme. Here it is:
- In Culture of the Third Kind: Writing as a TCK (hercircleezine.com)
- When you’ve got more than one place in your heart… [living in-between cultures] (3rdculturechildren.com)
- The way I see the world as A Third Culture Kid and the way the world sees me… (marieblogging.wordpress.com)
- “So Where’s Home?” | A Film On The Identity Of The TCK (Third Culture Kid) (jarofsalt.com)