Third culture kids are often better able to see the world and grow from their many different cultural experiences. They also experience loss, feel rootless, and can struggle with who they are in the world.
TCK’s have moved multiple times to many countries. TCK’s have seen the world and are well-travelled and are adaptable to individuals of differing cultural backgrounds. It is also difficult because they have had to say many “good-byes” and have experienced numerous losses from friends, caretakers, teachers, and family members. They can face difficulty with attachment and can feel like an “outsider” because he/she have lived differently than others from their “home” country.
Sometimes they struggle with belonging and connecting deeply to individuals. They may experience difficulty in relationships and “leave too quickly” because it is not working out. Since TCK Kids move every few years, they may not have had the opportunity to work out communication difficulties in their relationships because they were leaving and were not as invested in working through things.
The issues I work with are:
- Empowering you to understand your environment
- Relationship Building
- Bringing your worlds
I work with TCK’s to:
- Learn about how each different culture has impacted affected them in their day to day life.
- Help them connect better with their host country (the place that they are currently living in) and find a way to help them deal with the challenges it brings.
- Explore how grief has affected their ability to maintain or work through their relationships.