Parenting Third Culture Kids
Opportunities and Challenges in our Global, Digital World
Wednesday February 28th 2018 6.30 - 8.00 pm
Learn how to make the most of your child’s international experience, enhancing their strengths and supporting them in challenges unique to growing up amidst multi-national and multi-cultural influences.
We’ll be looking at social and family issues, characteristics of a Third Culture Kid (TCK), the challenges of parenting TCK’s, how to succeed in transition, and what TCK’s have to offer an increasingly globalised world.
The event will take place in the school's restaurant, from 6.30 to 8.00 pm.
GEMS World Academy Switzerland
La Tuilière 18, 1163 Etoy
All welcome. Free entry, free parking. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Born in England as a military brat to American parents, Chris has lived and worked across the globe and to date has ventured to more than 90 countries. Tales from these experiences form part of the fabric of Chris’ engaging presentation and have helped shape Chris’ passion for helping the youth of the international community grasp their distinctive cultural heritage, navigate the challenges presented by a multifaceted and uniquely transient lifestyle and realise the benefits they bring to an ever-globalising world. Chris studied at Ridley Hall, Cambridge in the UK for a degree in partnership through Oxford Brookes University in Youth & Community Work & Applied Theology. He served as a Community Director in the UK and Middle East working with the US Military Chaplaincy for 8 years before becoming a full-time speaker.
Chris’ book, Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between, has received high praise from students, teachers, and other experts in the TCK and international community as a resource that is both enjoyable to read at a student level, and able to instill truths, insights and skills essential to navigating life successfully as a TCK.