Raising TCKs is an online community for parents raising Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Raising kids isn’t 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".
Counting My ?. A few months ago we moved to a new apartment. There are things that I like about the new place. For one it is just a three minute walk from where I work and the kids go to school and … Continue reading →... Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:28:57
Painting Pictures Series I’ve been married now for 14 years to a man who is a third culture kid. We definitely have our differences – like how often we should/need to rearrange the furniture. I have to talk myself into putting the effort … Continue reading →... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:46:21
Book Review ?Expat Life: Slice by Slice? by Apple Gidley Expat Life Slice by Slice by Apple Gidley Book Description: Apple Gidley is not only a TCK, but one that has parented and now grandparenting TCKs. She shares her life from the beginning in Africa with her pet monkey, to … Continue reading →... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:27:00
Expat Fathers Uninvolved? That is the question that I have tried to tackle over at Expat Child this week. Here is a snippet of that article. “Research has been published regarding the uninvolved father. The United States Child Welfare Department has issued findings that children … Continue reading →... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:52:40
Beware of Your ?Friends? We’ve just recently moved. Finally. We have spent the last three months looking for an apartment near the school. Unfortunately, we moved during the first week of school. It was definitely stressful, but I was able to make a new … Continue reading →... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 03:49:54