Tag: culture & holidays

  • Redefining Family
    Redefining Family

    In her 6 years as an expat in Bangkok, Megha has come to redefine family as a series of scaffoldings that she discovered, inhabited and sometimes helped strengthen as well. She shares how. By Megha Jindal Expatriation forced me to rethink about family. Five years ago, ‘family’ would’ve meant my parents,  my brother, my husband […]

  • Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment
    Life as a Multilingual Family: The Language Experiment

    Raising multilingual kids is a living experiment. One mom shares her family’s experiences and the info she’s picked up along the way. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We are a multilingual family. Since birth, our children have grown up speaking Japanese with me, German with their papa, and Thai with their nanny and the staff in our […]

  • Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids
    Perspectives: Screen-time for Our Third Culture Kids

    We’re all wary of too much screen time, but is there any supplementary contribution it could offer for our Third Culture Kids? Here are some ideas if you are thinking about using screen time in the context of giving more cultural and linguistic exposure to our children. By Ema Naito-Bhakdi We parents live today in […]

  • Top Five Farm Attractions Near Bangkok
    Top Five Farm Attractions Near Bangkok

    Photo courtesy of the author Living in the urban jungle that is Bangkok, it’s a treat to take our kids out of town to experience life closer to nature. Here are the top five farm attractions recommended by a local mom who’s seen  them all. By Plum Attawiparkpaisan Farm de Lek – Nakorn Nai Yok […]

  • Raising Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
    Raising Third Culture Kids (TCKs)

    Clinical psychologists Catherine and Benjamin teach us about raising TCKs. By Catherine Barbier, MA, and Benjamin Weinstein, PhD “Where are you from?’ As expats, this is a question we hear (and ask) over and over. Most of us have quick and frequently practiced answers. Some of us even have stock answers that we pull out […]

  • Growing Up as a ‘Third Culture Kid’ 
    Growing Up as a ‘Third Culture Kid’ 

    Nomadic community builder Pixie Cigar tells us what it was like growing up as a ‘third culture kid’ (or TCK)–children who spend their formative years in places that are not their parents’ homeland.  By Pixie Cigar   It’s probably best for us to start at the very beginning! Where were you born?  In the city […]