Raising TCKs is an online community for parents raising Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Raising kids isnít always so easy. Raising kids in a culture other than our own is even more challenging. We all need encouragement and wisdom. My hope is that raising my TCKs becomes that place for parents. So, whether one is a parent to preschoolers, a teenager starting his senior year, or to kids already out of the house, raisingTCKs is a place to come to encourage and be encouraged.
About me: My name is MaDonna. I am from Midwest, USA. I began my expat life teaching at an international school in China, where I met my German husband, who is a TCK. We are currently living in Taiwan with our three children. I like to describe our family as fused together by differences in culture (German/US American), race(adopted), and by physical/mental abilities (special needs). I call our family the "Fusion Family".
Combating Loneliness in ?Expat-land? Loneliness in expat-land is a feeling that can unfortunately be constant – what I mean is that it will can come and go with every transition. Sometimes it creeps in during the holidays or when visiting friends and family. Other … Continue reading →... Fri, 17 May 2013 14:53:46
An Expat Special Needs TCK Parent I recently re-read “6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know But WON’T Tell You.” If you haven’t read it, go over and at least scan the list. It’s good and fairly accurate. I say that because I feel the same and … Continue reading →... Fri, 10 May 2013 14:24:55
Awareness Week for Cri-du-What? Syndrome Cri-du-Chat is French for “Cat’s Cry”. It is the name given to the syndrome that Jie Jie has. The syndrome was discovered 50 years ago by the French geneticist, Jerome Lejeune. This syndrome is also known as†5p- Syndrome or Lejeune … Continue reading →... Mon, 06 May 2013 13:47:00
When My Name was Keoko ? Book Review “What did you like about the book?” I asked my eleven year old son about When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park. I’m enjoying this season in life. My son is older and now reading books that I … Continue reading →... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:47:13
Parenting TCKs Top Ten 10. You memorize expiration dates: passports and resident cards – because if you don’t and they expire you know how much it will be to get it all worked out. 9. Home communication becomes a mixture of words and … Continue reading →... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:54:52