Congratulations to Summertime and Springtime author, Ruth Van Reken, on her honorary degree — a Doctor of Letters — from Wheaton College for her lifelong and visionary advocacy for third culture kids. Ruth seeks to help cross-cultural sojourners navigate their own paradoxical stories of pilgrimage, including the challenges of multiple cycles of separation and loss,… Read More Honorary Degree for Ruth Van Reken
“I was struck by how many parents feel guilty and are afraid that they are doing the wrong thing to their kids. My advice to parents is: Make the best choices you can with the information you have. If home is a safe space and you love your kids, that in itself will be a… Read More Tanya Crossman, Author of Misunderstood, Interviewed by Beijing Kids Magazine
“This book is an incredibly extensive account of personal and theoretical content that helps families acknowledge and share the many strengths associated with their complicated international lifestyle. I love that Mariam gives us this term ‘mola’ to talk about all that it entails, and this book really is for EVERYONE with countless examples that will… Read More This Messy Mobile Life – a Book for Everyone
“It’s that time of year again! Many of us are facing a move and we, as parents, wonder and worry about the impact it will have on our kids. Most parents forget, though, that they can help their children make the transition by reading books to them about being on the move! Here are two… Read More Little Bunny Dandelion Shows Children How to Make Friends Abroad
Here’s a book for children who are moving! Moving can be both scary and exciting for the whole family. It can bring up many feelings. Some of these are feelings children have never experienced before. The success of a move is closely connected to how well prepared the whole family is. I’m Moving! is a… Read More New from Summertime Publishing – I’m Moving! by Sara Wallén
Q: How can we raise our teens to thrive in a busy, mobile and diverse world? A: Read Raising Global Teens, due out 2020 Adolescence is the perfect storm. During puberty, kids experience a cascade of physical and psychological changes in addition to issues such as depression and alcohol use. With globalization, adolescents have more… Read More Raising Global Teens
Congratulations to Springtime Books author, Mariam N. Ottimofiore on the launch of her book, This Messy Mobile Life, at #FIGT19 in Bangkok. About This Messy Mobile Life
“An outstanding new addition to the global family literature.” Robin Pascoe, author “This Messy Mobile Life is a wonderfully welcome addition to the mobile, cross-cultural and ethnically diverse community. Mariam honors one of the TCK ‘tribal elders’, Norma McCaig, deftly adapting the Mola layered artform into an image and a tool for adaptation and integration.… Read More The Experts Agree – This Messy Mobile Life is Outstanding
Insights and Interviews from the 2018 Families in Global Transition Conference: Diverse Voices Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Globally Mobile Lives When a conference is as great as FIGT you want to remember all that you learned and were inspired by during the Keynotes, the Concurrents, the fast-paced Lightning Sessions and at… Read More Insights and Interviews from #FIGT18 – Out Now!
In this 3rd edition of the ground-breaking, global classic, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, son of the late original co-author, David C. Pollock have significantly updated what is widely recognized as The TCK Bible. Emphasis is on the modern TCK and addressing the impact of technology, cultural complexity, diversity & inclusion and… Read More Third Culture Kids – 3rd Edition – out now!
The latest edition of “Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds” (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2009) by Ruth E Van Reken & David C Pollock shows how the TCK experience is becoming increasingly common and valuable.… Read More Ruth E Van Reken & David C Pollock, Third Culture Kids