Expat Resources, Extra resources, TCK Resources

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

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with TCKID and TCK, Dounia Bertuccelli, to create a comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites.

Have we missed anything?

Let Jack know at jack@summertimepublishing.com.

A

ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY

Award-winning film of Elizabeth (Lisa) Liang’s internationally toured one-woman show about growing up as a TCK of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England.

www.aliencitizensoloshow.com

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 Greek, Egyptian-born father who was raised in Quebec, Canada. Harmony was born in Thailand before moving to America when she was 8 years old. She currently works in Thailand as a boarding assistant (i.e. a guardian/supervisor) for 15 missionary kids attending school away from home.

DR ANISHA ABRAHAM, MD

www.dranishaabraham.com

Anisha helps teens, parents, professionals and organisations navigate adolescence successfully.

C

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK

www.cmhnetwork.org

Covers a range of mental health challenges for kids, including TCK challenges.

CHAMELEON

www.tckcckahdanceproject.blogspot.com

Third culture kids, cross cultural awareness, and Chameleon project – a multi-disciplinary dance production.

CHRONIC-ILLS OF RACH, THE

www.rachelfaithcox.com

Rachel chronicles her life with a progressive form of the rare disease Dysautonomia. Sharing her life experience always includes discussion of her nomadic childhood as a TCK. Sometimes opinion pieces, sometimes nostalgic memory pieces and a lot of talk about the issues Rachel faces currently.

COMMUNICATING ACROSS BOUNDARIES

www.communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com/

A space for thoughtful dialogue in a polarized world. With essays on third culture kids, cross-cultural communication, faith and more, the authors invite others to join the conversation.

CROSS CULTURAL KID

www.crossculturalkid.org

Blog of Ruth E. Van Reken, a second-generation adult TCK and mother of 3 ATCKs. Ruth speaks and writes on issues related to global family living. She is co-founder of Families in Global Transition.

Find Ruth’s memoir, Letters Never Sent, here on Expat Bookshop.
Find more info on Third Culture Kids, which Ruth co-authored with David C Pollock, here.

D

DENIZEN MAGAZINE

www.denizenmag.com/third-culture-kid

An online magazine and community dedicated to the global nomad. Has personal essays, studies, and interviews with third culture kids.

DRIE CULTUREN

www.drieculturen.blogspot.sg/

“All about kids growing up in other cultures. Third culture kids. Expat kids. Refugee kids. Immigrant kids.” Of Dutch parents, Janneke was born in Zambia, schooled in Malawi and Zimbabwe and today lives in the Netherlands.

E

EXPAT ALIEN

www.expatalien.com

Adventures and reflections from an adult TCK and global nomad. Kathleen had lived on five continents by the time she was 18.

EXPAT MUM: OBSERVATIONS FROM THE U.S. OF A

www.expatmum.blogspot.co.uk/

The irreverent blog of Toni Summers-Hargis, a Brit who moved to the US and is a certified “observer of Pond issues”. Also the author of Rules, Britannia and The Stress-Free Guide To Studying In The States.

EXPAT NEST

www.expatnest.com

Founded by expat and psychologist Vivian Chiona, Expat Nest offers professional online counselling to internationals, as well as regular and relevant support and inspiration through Vivian’s blog. Expat Nest’s articles are written by both experts and expats, and cover a range of topics unique to the expat life (e.g. relationships abroad; developing/maintaining friendships while abroad, health and fitness; depression, anxiety or burnout; building resilience; stress management).

EXPATPSI – EL CONSULTORIO DE PSICOLOGÍA ONLINE PARA EXPATRIADOS Y MIGRANTES (Spanish)

www.expatpsi.com/blogo

A tool for Spanish-speaking expats/migrants/ATCKs. For Paula Vexilit having enough information to either make informed decisions or know what to expect is to take a prevention-oriented approach. As a clinical psychologist and researcher, she has listened to many people suffering due to the lack of resources in Spanish. Topics include: the TCK experience, accompanying partners, managing the grieving process, expat parenting and other classical challenges of the expat lifestyle.

EXPAT SINCE BIRTH

www.expatsincebirth.com/

Reflections from an “expat-since-birth multilingual mum” living in the Netherlands with her Swiss-German husband, son and twin daughters. Ute writes about multilingualism, multiculturalism, TCKS and ATCKs, parenting and expat life in general.

EXPAT TEENS TALK

www.expatteenstalk.blogspot.com/

By the authors of Expat Teens Talk. See the archives for personal teen experiences and contributions.

Find their book, Expat Teens Talk, here on Expat Bookshop.

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FAMILIES IN GLOBAL TRANSITION

www.figt.org

The global leader in cross cultural education and training to support the entire expat family. FIGT offers information-packed conferences and year-round benefits through its Membership Program and expanding educational website.

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H

HEALTHY NEUROTICS

www.healthyneurotics.com

Written by an adult TCK, a broad look at what it is to be human, from an international perspective. Poetry, articles and songs.

I

INTENTIONAL EXPAT

Intentional Expat is a blog presenting topics related to mental health and well-being among expats, ATCKs and other globally mobile individuals and couples. Articles are written by Dr. Melissa Parks, a psychologist working with this population, who is an expat herself.

www.intentionalexpat.com/

INTERACTION INTERNATIONAL

www.interactionintl.org

one of the best resources online with information on seminars, books, articles. Also home to the Among Worlds magazine. “Today’s voice for third culture kids and internationally mobile families.” 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF MISSIONARY KIDS

www.ismk.org/

Organisation dedicated to equipping MKs educationally, emotionally, and spiritually through the challenges they face.

J

JSIMENS – HELPING FAMILIES WORLDWIDE

www.jsimens.com/

This blog has a large following of international educators and global families. Julia writes about things that benefit the global family and about her own two TCKs life as they both have lived abroad since birth.
As an educator, speaker, author and consultant, Julia has a gold-medal global perspective on children and parenting. She and her family have navigated nine international relocations, which has provided her the opportunity to work with over 8,000 families on five continents.

Find Julia’s book, Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child, here on Expat Bookshop.

K

KID WORLD CITIZEN

www.kidworldcitizen.org

Activities that help young minds go global. This site is a fun and educational site with constant updates of activities, articles, and general resources.

L

LAST BOARDING CALL, THE

www.thelastboardingcall.com

A blog about caregiving, aging, death and disability for adult TCKs and global nomads and the globally mobile family. Penned by a second-generation TCK, writer and educator.

M

MANGO TREE REFLECTIONS

www.mangotreereflections.com

The audience of Lois’s blog is Adult TCKs and expatriates, and the therapists who work with them. The purpose is to gain insight into the world of ATCKs and expatriates.

Find Lois’s book, Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere, here on Expat Bookshop.

MODERN LOVE LONG DISTANCE

www.modernlovelongdistance.com

Lisa McKay is an ATCK and has lived overseas her entire life. She gives great tips and advice for keeping relationships alive across the miles.

MU KAPPA

www.mukappa.org/

A fraternal association for MKs.

MULTILINGUAL PARENTING

www.multilingualparenting.com

Rita Rosenback offers support and advice for families with more than one language. Rita is the mother of two multilingual daughters and has extensive experience in working with bilinguals.

Find Part 2 (N-Z) HERE.

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