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TCKs, Failure, and Success

Today I’m writing at A Life Overseas, a revised version of a blog post from four years ago. The sentiments still stand. What does success look like for Third Culture Kids? At least for mine, it doesn’t look like preschool graduation parties or sports trophies for all the kids just for showing up. It doesn’t always translate well onto Instagram or Facebook and it might not feel like success at first.

What kind of parent cries, and not in a happy way, when their child tests into a gifted and talent program? What do those confused tears mean? It took a lot of wrestling for me to understand, at least for myself, what was happening in that moment. This essay tries to capture a bit of that. Not sure I succeeded in communicating it well, but I took a risk and I tried tackling a topic that is a little challenging. I guess that’s kind of the point.

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