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Finding Home: Third Culture Kids in the World

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Finding Home is a compilation of essays based on the Painting Pictures guest post blog series at Djibouti Jones, updated with fresh content, interviews with the authors, and practical suggestions for personalizing the content. The essays each explore the realities of children raised internationally. Who are Third Culture Kids? Why does it matter? From adoption to transitio ...more
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published May 22nd 2018
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Jenni
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful collection of essays addresses several aspects of being raised in a culture outside one's "home" culture, raising children abroad, the difficulties of re-entering the home or passport culture, and transitioning into adulthood. I wrote one of the essays, "When TCKs Reunite," so you might question my five-star rating, but setting aside the essay I wrote, I learned from the other essays, the thoughtful questions posed by the author who compiled them, and the vast range of experiences ...more
ginger
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was an interesting and worthwhile compilation of blog posts originally posted on DjiboutiJones.com and edited together for this publication. It also comes with some author interviews and discussion prompts/questions/activity ideas after each essay, which I found pretty nifty. I really appreciated the variety of perspectives present, particularly when it comes to the representation of diverse TCK experiences (some MKs, some TCKs from military families, multiracial TCKs, Christian TCKs, ...more
Emily
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it
As a teacher of TCKs, I found this book interesting. I don’t think it really blew my mind with anything completely new or insightful, but it was a good reminder of the different challenges the kids I’m teaching, and their parents, have and get to deal with. As a whole, the book is more suited to a discussion group than just an individual read. Additionally, I didn’t connect with every entry, but some I really enjoyed. So, overall, I would recommend it mostly to TCK discussion groups and parents ...more
Jodie Pine
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great look at TCKs from different angles

A thoughtful and helpful compilation of essays by third culture kids/adults and parents of TCKs, originally published 5 years ago on Rachel's blog, with current author interviews to add further insight, comments from the blog posts, and a Making it Yours section with questions and ideas for the reader to personalize the essays. Topics include transition, trauma, longings, marriage, parenting, adoption, and friendships.
Karen Gibson
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anyone struggling to define home or answer "Where are you from?" should read this! Each chapter is the story of a different person and how they handle life as a TCK. As a heads up, many experienced this as missionaries. Each chapter is followed by suggestions which the reader can use to start/continue making sense and owing there unique sense of home.
Erika Simone
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So relatable

This collection of essays was both relatable and eye opening. As a third culture kid, there was a lot for me to learn and think about after reading each essay. Highly recommended if you want to better understand people who don’t belong in one culture, or if you don’t!
A Nelson
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Helpful essays
Dave
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent compilation of first-hand articles on the subject of being and raising TCKs. Quite helpful for anyone who interacts with TCKs and/or their parents.
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