Building your TCKs' Sense of Belonging
How parents can give their Third-Culture-Kids a strong sense of belonging while being globally mobile – and why it matters.
“There are two lasting things parents can give their children: roots and wings. Roots to remind them where they're from and wings to take them where they are meant to go.”
A recent survey highlighted the advantages parents see for their third-culture-kids. However, studies have also found that TCKs often develop mental health issues and other long-term symptoms related to growing up on the move, always “between” cultures, countries, friendships and belief systems.
But how can you give them roots when you're living a globally mobile life? How can children growing up between and within multiple cultures develop a strong, stabilizing sense of belonging that will give them the strength to take flight when their time comes?
In this workshop we will begin to explore how we as parents can foster this critical sense of belonging in our third-culture-kids so they grow up to be strong, healthy and resilient adults ready to explore the world and make a difference.