Ruth Van Reken shares her insight on the griefs and gains of being the Third Culture Kid.
Third Culture Kids are those children who grow up in a culture that is different from their parents’ culture. The number of TCKs has increased as never before in History, and this is not without consequences.
Ruth Van Reken is a second-generation Third Culture Kid (TCK – a child who spends a significant period of time during his or her developmental years growing up in a culture outside the parents’ culture.), mother of three adult TCKs, and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds.
If you replace Nigeria with Mexico in my friend Ruth VanReken’s talk you’ll know how I grew up to become me, a TCK, a CCK, a Border Person.