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Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children of such families - while they live overseas, when they return, and as they mature into adults. Similarities in their shared experiences (regardless of the different countries in which they have lived) create a safe space of comfort and understanding. Tanya Crossman introduces this space - the Third Culture - through the personal stories of hundreds of individuals. Whether you grew up overseas, are raising children overseas, or know a family living abroad, Misunderstood will equip you with insights into the international experience, along with practical suggestions for how to offer meaningful care and support.
This is an excellent resource for parents of third culture kids. A really wonderful, eye opening read that helps me understand my children better and challenges my expectations of them.
Papua New Guinea
"If I were moving overseas with my kids today, this is the book I'd want in my hand luggage." - Kay Bruner, MA LCP, author, As Soon As I Fell. "It's hard to imagine a more thorough - or more thoughtful - treatment of the dynamics of being a TCK." - Craig Storti, Director of Communicating Across Cultures.
ISBN: 9781909193857 ISBN-10: 1909193852 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 382 Published: 15th August 2016 Publisher: Summertime Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.38