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Who is a TCK?

In some ways, TCKs are typical kids, but in other ways, because of their unique experiences, they do not always fit in with their peers in their passport country.

TCKs/CCKs-Who are These People?

TCK Characteristics

TCK Advantages/Challenges

Culture and How it Affects the TCK

The Cultural Iceberg

The Identity Model

An Example Using the Identity Model


The books recommended below specifically address the issues of being a TCK and all that is included in that.

Books on TCKs for Younger Children

Books on TCKs for Children in Upper Elementary

Books About TCKs for Teens

Books Written for or by TCKs

General Books about TCKs

Books for Parents of TCKs

Other Resources

Hidden in My Heart - A Review

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds

A review of the Dave Pollock and Ruth Van Reken's book on TCKs.

TCK Online Resources