Third Culture Kids, Missionary Kids

Helping Your Child with Re-entry

After 12 plus years in the mission field, it was time for us to go back — back to a place my husband and I called “home,” but for our two children who were ages two and four when we went to the mission field and were now turning 15 and 17, the place we …

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From Third Culture Kid to GC President: Life Lessons for Missionary Families

Listening to the IWM podcast episode entitled “From Missionary Kid to GC President,” I was encouraged and inspired by the personal testimony and experiences shared by Pastor Ted Wilson. Like me, Pastor Wilson was a third culture kid, growing up and living in several countries. Pastor Wilson shared insightful stories from his childhood and adulthood, …

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Homeschool Options for Missionaries

More missionaries are homeschooling today than ever before. The advantages in mobility, flexibility, and individualized parent-supervised instruction allows more time for children to be involved with their parents in mission work. But just what is homeschooling? Homeschooling can fall anywhere along a continuum between these two extremes: a. HOME School: learning based on real-life experiences …

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Do Children Need Cross Cultural Training?

Often times, organizations question whether the spending time to train children for cross cultural service is truly necessary and worthwhile. It’s important to note that research in the area of Mobility and International Relocation shows that one of the major reasons for early family repatriation is the overwhelming challenge for family members to adapt on …

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