“Children that grow up in different countries can benefit hugely from the experience. They are often more adaptable and resilient, have greater confidence and unflappability than their peers. The list goes on – but there is a flip side. They may grow up to never feel like they truly belong anywhere, are never sure of their identity, and may carry a large weight of unresolved grief with them.”
This is the introduction to the first of two guest posts on TCKS and how parents can support their children. Read Part1 on risks and first steps to take and Part2 on meeting children’s specific needs on the crossculture-academy blog.
For a deep dive into the specifics of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), read this post I wrote.