Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)

Author: Helen Ellis M.A.

Language: English

Summary: Is your family geographically scattered? Has globalisation made your family a Distance Family? This book tells the candid story of how Distance Parents and Distance Grandparents struggle – and succeed – to adapt to their new reality. This isn’t family life as they had imagined it.If you are a Distance Parent or Distance Grandparent, all those how, why and what-if questions will find answers in these pages. You’ll realise, perhaps for the first time, that you’re not alone on your journey. Continue reading “Being a Distance Grandparent: A Book for ALL Generations (Distance Families)”

God Lives in St. Petersburg and Other Stories

Author: Tom Bissell

Language: English

Summary: Here are six fictional stories about Americans colliding with a remote and often perilous part of the world:

Two journalists, stranded in wartime Afghanistan, are taken in by a warlord who becomes the arbiter of their fates.
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L’Anno dell’Alpaca

Author: Gianmarco Sicuro

Language: Italiano

Summary: L’anno dell’alpaca è il racconto del lungo viaggio di chi si ritrova, suo malgrado, dall’altra parte del pianeta quando l’Organizzazione mondiale della Sanità annuncia l’inizio di una pandemia. Mentre il mondo si chiude in casa, la cronaca personale di Giammarco Sicuro, inviato speciale della redazione Esteri del Tg2, fa conoscere al lettore le realtà e le vicende umane di tre continenti: dal Perù dei primi casi accertati, alla Spagna in lockdown. Dalla Corea del Sud divenuta un modello di gestione del virus, al dramma di Messico e Brasile. Continue reading “L’Anno dell’Alpaca”

Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids: A Practical Guide to Preventive Care

Author: Lauren Wells Language: English Summary: If we could ensure that our TCKs would grow up healthy and resilient, we would do it in a heartbeat. In Raising up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids, Lauren Wells has gifted us with a gentle guide and a preventive health primer, unique in the field of third culture kid literature. This book is a goldmine of … Continue reading Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids: A Practical Guide to Preventive Care

Call me Okaasan: adventures in multicultural mothering

Author: Suzanne Kamata

Language: English

Summary: What happens when your child doesn’t speak your native language? How do you maintain cultural traditions while living outside your native country? And how can you raise a child with two cultures without fracturing his/her identity? From our house to your house – to the White House – more and more mothers are facing questions such as these. Whether through intercultural marriage, international adoption or peripatetic lifestyles, families these days are increasingly multicultural. In this collection, women around the world, such as Xujun Eberlein, Violet Garcia-Mendoza, Rose Kent, Marie Lamba, Leza Lowitz, Holly Thompson, Saffia Farr, and others, ponder the unique joys and challenges of raising children across two or more cultures. Source:

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Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Author: Lois J. Bushong

Language: English

Summary: Bushong, a licensed marriage and family therapist, delves into this previously, unexplored world of how to effectively counsel clients raised outside of their parents’ home culture. The readers will discover what are the basic characteristics and counseling skills effective with Third Culture Kids (those who have spent the majority of their developmental years outside of their passport country). Because of the rapid growth of the expat community, counselors must look at the uniqueness of working with children who grow up as a Third Culture Kid, the common presenting issues for adults TCKs and what often lies hidden beneath the surface. The book is filled with practical examples, interesting stories, tips, charts, resources, theories, techniques and discussion questions for further study. Source:

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