With a significant part of their developmental years spent outside of their passport country, TCKs create their own, unique “third” cultures. Authors David Pollock and Ruth Van Reken pioneered the TCK profile, which brought to light the emotional and psychological realities that come with the TCK journey, often resulting in feels of rootlessness and grief but also in increased confidence and ability to interact with many cultures.
VanReken and Pollock have been foundational in the research and development of the concept of Third Culture Kids. This is the third edition of this book, with some additions and revisions by David’s son, Michael Pollock. In this book, the authors help define the Third Culture Kid, and they effectively describe those kids’ characteristics. The TCK book is a critical read for any international family. It would also serve any young adult TCK to read this book and learn more about themselves. This is a great resource for all international families with multi-cultural, international kids. This resource can be purchased on Amazon.