Growing Up TCK

Growing up TCK (Third Culture Kid) is sometimes a tough job. I think the most difficult part of growing up overseas is saying goodbye to friends. I watch on Facebook as my friends in Shanghai go through it and I watch as my students go through it. It impacts Maddie as well.

Last year, Maddie said goodbye to her good friend Roqueya. There were tears and she had the belief that they would never see each other again. Here we are 9 months later and the girls were on Skype showing each other their new paint in their bedrooms.

Thankfully, in this day and age, the kids don’t really have to say goodbye. They just say, I’ll see onilne and maybe we’ll be F2F someday!

This year, Maddie is saying goodbye to her friend Paulina. From my perspective, Maddie and Paulina have been the perfect mix. They have similar personalities for sure! Thankfully, we already have her on Skype so we’ll be able to connect this summer after she moves back to Mexico.

How do people live without Skype?

One comment to Growing Up TCK

  • G-ma Dotty  says:

    If TCK is Third Culture Kid, what is F2F????

    Maddie, you’ve grown in leaps and bounds this year. I love the way you and your friend read together.

    Can hardly wait to see you in a few weeks.

    Remember when you get to American, you will be tired, but by the time you get to Arizona, you’ll be fine.

    G-ma Dotty

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