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Episode 26: The Expat Family Edit: Third Culture Kids: Insights and Experiences - Part I

May 20, 2024 Sophie Dunstone Episode 26
Episode 26: The Expat Family Edit: Third Culture Kids: Insights and Experiences - Part I
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Episode 26: The Expat Family Edit: Third Culture Kids: Insights and Experiences - Part I
May 20, 2024 Episode 26
Sophie Dunstone

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In this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Paula and Rachel and clinical psychologist Sophie Dunstone discuss the experiences and challenges of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). They explore the definition of TCKs, their multicultural upbringings, and the impact this has on their lives. The conversation touches on TCKs’ different experiences based on their cultural backgrounds and the countries they grow up in. 

Additionally, they delve into the developmental challenges TCKs face, specifically during adolescence, and the advantages of being a TCK, such as adaptability and empathy. The episode also addresses TCKs’ struggles, including identity confusion and adapting to new cultures or rules in different countries. It also highlights the role of patience, understanding, and support from parents in helping their children navigate these complexities. This is part one of a two-part episode discussing Third Culture Kids.


If you want to email Sophie Dunstan, Clinical Psychologist, you can contact her here: info@marianstreetpsychology.com 

Books mentioned in the episode about Third Culture Kids:

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among World  by David Pollock

The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience  by Martin Seligman


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In this episode of the Truly Expat Podcast, hosts Paula and Rachel and clinical psychologist Sophie Dunstone discuss the experiences and challenges of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). They explore the definition of TCKs, their multicultural upbringings, and the impact this has on their lives. The conversation touches on TCKs’ different experiences based on their cultural backgrounds and the countries they grow up in. 

Additionally, they delve into the developmental challenges TCKs face, specifically during adolescence, and the advantages of being a TCK, such as adaptability and empathy. The episode also addresses TCKs’ struggles, including identity confusion and adapting to new cultures or rules in different countries. It also highlights the role of patience, understanding, and support from parents in helping their children navigate these complexities. This is part one of a two-part episode discussing Third Culture Kids.


If you want to email Sophie Dunstan, Clinical Psychologist, you can contact her here: info@marianstreetpsychology.com 

Books mentioned in the episode about Third Culture Kids:

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among World  by David Pollock

The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience  by Martin Seligman


 Remember, the conversation doesn't end here. Join us on our social media platforms to share your thoughts and continue the dialogue:

Disclaimer:

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, the nature of expat experiences can evolve. We encourage listeners to verify details independently. For inquiries or guidance, reach out to us at podcast@trulyexpat.com. Your questions are essential, and we're here to help you navigate expat life effectively.

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