FROM AWKWARD TO AWESOME Welcome to the Weekly Roundup: the quick-and-dirty way for us to share the best of the TCK resources that come across our desks.
How do you talk to third culture kids about sexuality? Politics? Faith? Racism? Having conversations like these can be intimidating, but they’re the foundation of healthy relationships. And it really IS possible to navigate them with grace, patience, and curiosity. If you've been around a minute, you know we love these kind of messy spaces.
We love them so much that we're offering a new workshop: How To Have Tough Conversations with TCKs for anyone raising, leading or teaching third culture kids and wanting to move through the awkward topics to the awesome connections. Join us February 23 at 11am EST and get practical steps to confidently and openly have good conversations with TCKs about any tough topic. Registration is open!
Let's get messy!
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Axis is a faith-based organization that helps parents and caring adults talk with their kids about what they otherwise wouldn’t one conversation at a time. They offer both free and paid plans for a variety of tools to start hard conversations.
Third culture kids make friends differently than non-TCKs and frequent transitions can lead to a fear of intimacy. This article by Jezmerelda dives into why that is and how to break down walls to find true friendships.
On this podcast episode, two mothers explain police brutality and racial tension in the US to their sons. If you’re wondering where to start when talking to your young ones about racism in the U.S., this is a great resource from which to draw inspiration. Listen to “The Talk” on Today, Explained.
Do you want tools to navigate all these topics and other of tough convos with your TCKs? Sign up for our workshop February 23 to learn three simple tools developed out of 10 years of talking to third culture kids about anything and everything.