Resources

Whether you’re a TCK, a globally confused parent, or someone who works closely with both, here are some resources for you to explore this confusing world.

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Global Families and Parents of TCKs

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Parent Chronicles - Did you know we offer free resources delivered right to your inbox every month? Sign up for our Parent Chronicles and receive articles, podcasts, and activities for you and your family.

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The International Therapist Directory - An online listing of professional mental health therapists familiar with the Third Culture Kid and international expatriate experiences.

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Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, by David Pollock - Commonly called the “TCK Bible” this is a textbook worthy epigraph of all the facts you want to know about third culture kids. The recently released 3rd Edition is edited by Michael Pollack and includes relevant information and resources for a wider umbrella of “cross-cultural kids” as well. 

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Taking Route - Experience this online community directed at adults living overseas and parents of TCKs that includes fun recipes, parenting blogs, travel experiences and more. It’s one of our very favorite comprehensive websites for third-culture families.

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Velvet Ashes - Velvet Ashes is here to connect the hearts of women who are separated by geography but bound together by the life of serving overseas.


For Culturally Confused Young People

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Become a Kaleider - Whether you’re a TCK who understands the challenges of that name or you’re looking for a community to dive into, you can make a difference in the lives of TCKs all over the world! Come join us for an adventure. Meet new friends, eat amazing food, and be ready for all the coffee.

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Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging, by Marilyn Gardner - “These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds.”

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When You're A Third Culture Kid - WYATCK is a hysterical, but occasionally less than appropriate, gif-heavy site with plenty of relatable, laugh-out-loud moments for TCKs of a certain age. #relatable.

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The Michele Phoenix Blog - Michele is the most avid TCK writer on the interwebs. Her works of fiction address real-life tough issues for global families, usually those working in missions as well. Her blog is a safe space for TCKs asking tough questions and parents looking for tough answers.

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Buzzfeed - They are blessed with a very diverse group of staff writers and contributors, and lucky for us (and you), that includes TCKs! These are just a few to start you down the rabbit hole:

26 Decisions That Are Difficult For TCKs

13 Signs You Moved Around A Lot Growing Up

22 Signs You Were An International School Kid


For folks who work with cross-cultural families & communities 

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Dot Curriculum - Ready for a colorful adventure? Purchase our new curriculum package! Each day will take you and your TCKs through a story following Dot and her three friends as they explore the colorful land of Oz, learn more about themselves and look for home.

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Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging, by Marilyn Gardner - “These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds.”

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Honourably Wounded: Stress Among Christian Workers, by Marjory Foyle - “As a psychiatrist, medical doctor, and former missionary, Dr. Foyle provides insights and special help for the stress and pressures of full-time Christian service.”