Doing a bit of soul searching at the moment with Third Culture Kids.
Expatriates, missionaries, military personnel, corporate families,
international adoptees and more fall into this world.
A TCK, third culture kid, is a person who has spent a significant part
of his or her developmental years outside their parent's culture.
The TCK builds relationships to all cultures, while not having full ownership in any.
They create their own, "unique" third culture.
If this is all sounding familiar and you would like to read more...
I am still reading and am in the midst of trying to decide which phase
of the moving process we are in at the moment.
Involvement- when you are comfortable with where you are living.
Leaving--when you start to let go and loosen emotional ties.
Transitions- when chaos, loss and stress reign supreme.
Entering- when you start to settle and nest in your new location.
Re-involvement- when you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The book makes for very interesting reading
and is worthwhile for both parents and older children.