Third Culture Kid Dating; adults who have spent their developmental years outside their parent's culture

4 Reasons To Be Thankful You’re A TCK

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A TCK’s life can seem glamorous to others, but it can be very different from the inside. Kristin explains this so well in her piece and reminds us why we should be grateful for our crazy and wonderful cultural makeup and colorful upbringing.

The Unpoisoned Apple


The life of a Third Culture Kid (TCK) may seem glamorous on paper, but the reality is a different tale. It’s easy for TCKs to dwell on the negatives because there are so few who understand what it’s like. Being from everywhere means you belong nowhere, putting the TCK in a shifting state of culture shock on a nearly daily basis. But the TCK life brings with it many blessings as well, and that’s what I want to focus on today: my top 4 favorite things about growing up a TCK.

1. Unique experiences
All TCKs have unique life experiences those with roots won’t encounter. Ask any TCK about his/her stories; most of us love to share with those who want to listen. These are a few of my own experiences from the earlier part of my childhood that may seem strange to my fellow Americans. I have many more…

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