Day 202: I was reading about this today, I’ve never heard of it before – here is an excerpt:
TCK stands for “Third Culture Kid“: kids who spend a significant portion of their childhood in a culture outside of their own, and combines this new culture with their home culture and the cultures of the other TCKs around them to create a distinct third culture. While exciting to belong to such an exclusive group with an opportunity to create friendships that cross social and cultural barriers that most of us would never even encounter in our lives, for many of them it’s also pretty hard. One never really belongs to a place, and rarely knows how to answer when asked, “Where are you from?”
So reading this makes me consider, with travel being so easy today and with families uprooting and living abroad for work “for a year” to experience other cultures, they are in fact creating this culture of “third culture kids”. Interesting to see this from these kids point of view. We think kids are adaptable and change is good, but do they feel they belong?
Image from Miki (self portrait), who is a TCK, Titled: “occasionally, glimpses of reality leak through”