Teaser Tuesday and Third Culture Kids

It’s Tuesday, and here are the rules:

Grab your current read Let the book fall open to a random page Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!


*** Do NOT post anything that could spoil the plot of the book!!! ***

And here is my teaser, coming from page 217:

“Under the stress of raising kids in settings markedly different from their own upbringings, parents often go to extremes.”

The book is “Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds” by David C. Pollock & Ruth E. Van Reken.

I have to thank my high school friend Eric for bringing the book to my attention. I would not normally read ‘psychology’ texts, or child rearing texts, but this one is a ‘must’ for me. I am probably what can be classified as a third culture kid. It can most simply be defined as someone who grows up in a culture that is not the culture their parents identify with. Expat kids that become attached to the community they grow up in rather than the community their parents call ‘home’.

I’m only a little ways into the book, but I already think it will be very interesting. And anyone who is a parent to a third culture kid should probably consider reading it!

Comments (3)

  1. Bogsider

    Looks like a very interesting read, this one. I am not a third culture kid by any means, but remember feeling like one in many ways. My parents moved from the capital city of Denmark to the absolute sticks, middle of nowhere when I was a kid so I sort of had to move with them, LOL. Coming from the big city to the sticks never went down well with classmates and even though my parents still live there, me and my siblings moved away years ago. We never got attached to the place for real, even though we were practically babies when we moved there. It is nice to visit our parents and during summer, it is a glorious place. And also, they years have brought more openminded thoughts to the sticks as well, but it will take generations before a family is really accepted. Okay, now I am seriously babbling and straying away from the subject 🙂 Just wanted to say hi :o)

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