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Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

What does it mean to have a foot in multiple cultures? And what effect does that have on your relationship or how others see it?  Through twelve couples’ stories, Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships (by Harriet Cannon and Rhoda Berlin) gives readers new ideas and tips on how to make multicultural relationships work. Jo Parfitt, author and founder of Summertime Publishing, had this to say about the book…    “A great new look at mixed marriages and multi-cultural or multi-ethnic relationships. This is not same-old-same-old but instead...

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at http://tckid.com/ and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind http://tcknextstop.wordpress.com, to create the most comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites ever! It’s a work in progress so do let us know if we’ve missed anything. Just get in touch with Renata Harper at theglobalwriter@gmail.com or with Jo Parfitt at publisher@summertimepublishing.com.   A ALIENS AT HOME www.aliensathome.wordpress.com Reflections, discoveries, and a search for deeper understanding from Harmony, a 20-something TCK with an American-raised mother and...

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Jo Parfitt & Eva László-Herbert [Eds.], The Worlds Within TCK Anthology

Jo Parfitt & Eva László-Herbert [Eds.], The Worlds Within TCK Anthology

Worlds Within Anthology: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing – Young, Global and Between Cultures Your mother is Swiss, your father is from the Philippines and you have so far lived in five countries, none of them your passport country. Who are you? Where are you from? Where is home? And what did you eat for breakfast? If you are a friend, this book will guide you. If you are a teacher, it will enlighten you. If you are a parent, it will spell it out for you and if you are an employer, it will convince you. Here they are, the cultural chameleons, the young global nomads, the TCKs – Third Culture...

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Christopher O’Shaughnessy, Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between

Christopher O’Shaughnessy, Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between

    Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between  Everyone’s got a story to tell. If your story involves growing up among different cultures – either moving between them or having them move around you – then read this book. Growing up and transitioning cross-culturally can present unexpected challenges and bestow surprising skills. This is a book of adventures that helped me identify some of those challenges and realize some of those skills. Hopefully it can help you too – which is important because you’ve got more to contribute to the world...

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[New release] Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between…

[New release] Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between…

NEW BOOK FOCUSES ON VALUABLE ROLE TCK AND CCK TEENS PLAY IN AN INCREASINGLY GLOBAL SOCIETY The world is moving closer and closer to the TCK and CCK experience, says international speaker Chris O’Shaughnessy. “TCKs and CCKs are like previews of coming attractions! They’re uniquely placed to play a very powerful role in shaping society on a global level.” In this, his debut book, O’Shaughnessy covers themes of transition, identity, cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, and turning life’s challenges into strengths. ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES AND THE ADVENTURES IN-BETWEEN by Christopher...

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Latest release! Psychologist believes schools can play a key role in helping TCKs flourish

Latest release! Psychologist believes schools can play a key role in helping TCKs flourish

Moving – house, schools, countries – is one of life’s greatest challenges. An analysis of more than 800 meta-studies in education by Professor John Hattie of the University of Melbourne (the largest such analysis in educational research history) shows that moving harms learning outcomes. A highly mobile lifestyle also challenges the parents and teachers who are tasked with caring for their cross-cultural charges. But parents and school staff can only do so if they adequately support themselves in the process. Safe Passage, by child psychologist Douglas W. Ota, offers hope and a three-part...

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Jo Parfitt & Eva László-Herbert [Eds.], The Worlds Within TCK Anthology

Jo Parfitt & Eva László-Herbert [Eds.], The Worlds Within TCK Anthology

Worlds Within Anthology: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing – Young, Global and Between Cultures Your mother is Swiss, your father is from the Philippines and...

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Douglas W. Ota, Safe Passage

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Book reviews

Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

What does it mean to have a foot in multiple cultures? And what effect does that have on your relationship or how others see it?  Through twelve couples’ stories,...

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[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

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“The Emotionally Resilient Expat” reminds expat author to choose to be optimistic

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It’s always interesting from both a professional and personal perspective for one expat author...

 
 
Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

Author Lindsay de Feliz on being courted by a Dominican… and other things

In an article on The Displaced Nation, Lindsay de Feliz’s Dominican Republic based memoir What About...

 
 
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Blogger Dounia Bertuccelli recently reviewed The Stress-Free Guide to Studying In The States: A Step-by-Step...

 
 
Five of the best expat books about “the global family”

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Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

What does it mean to have a foot in multiple cultures? And what effect does that have on your relationship or how others see it? Through twelve couples’ stories, Mixed Blessings: A Guide to Multicultural and Multiethnic Relationships (by Harriet Cannon and Rhoda Berlin). Jo Parfitt reviews the book.

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop’s comprehensive list of the best TCK and CCK blogs and websites! (A to M)

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Jo Parfitt & Eva László-Herbert [Eds.], The Worlds Within TCK Anthology

Here they are, the cultural chameleons, the young global nomads, the TCKs – Third Culture Kids – from around the world, telling you their story. They gave us their words and art, so that finally there is a book BY them and not ABOUT them. “Worlds Within Anthology: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing – Young, Global and Between Cultures” is edited by Jo Parfitt and Eva László-Herbert.

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Christopher O’Shaughnessy, Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between

“Arrivals, Departures, and the Adventures In-Between” (Summertime Publishing 2014) is a book of adventures that helped Chris O’Shaughnessy identify some of challenges and realize some of the skills of being a TCK .

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[New release] Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between…

NEW BOOK FOCUSES ON VALUABLE ROLE TCK AND CCK TEENS PLAY IN AN INCREASINGLY GLOBAL SOCIETY The world is moving closer and closer to the TCK and CCK experience, says international speaker Chris O’Shaughnessy. “TCKs and CCKs are like previews of coming attractions! They’re uniquely placed to play a very powerful role in shaping society on […]

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Latest release! Psychologist believes schools can play a key role in helping TCKs flourish

Moving – house, schools, countries – is one of life’s greatest challenges. “Safe Passage”, by child psychologist Douglas W. Ota, offers hope and a three-part remedy to international organizations and their students.

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Douglas W. Ota, Safe Passage

“Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it”, by Douglas W. Ota, helps international schools better navigate the challenges faced by their students.

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[expat resource] The best expat blogs from Spain

Insiders Abroad shares their favourite blogs by expats in Spain. Included on the list are Matthew Hirtes (Going Local in Gran Canaria) and Simon Harris (Going Native in Catalonia).

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[book FAQs] The making of Pixie the donkey

Emmanuelle Payot Karpathakis, relocation coach and author of “Pixie’s New Home” and “Pixie’s Holidays” (Summertime Publishing) answers some FAQs.

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[book review] Specialist in expat counselling chats about emotional resilience

Vivian Chiona, psychologist and founder of online counselling services Expat Nest, reviews “The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures” (Summertime Publishing (2013) by Linda A Janssen.

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