The Series: Raising an Expat Kid in China
This is the second in a series of articles, here you find the first: Raising an Expat Kid in China: Who is a Third Culture Kid?. The next two articles will explore: Children during the grade school years, and how teenagers adapt as third culture kids and their thoughts on going to school in China vs. their home country.
This series is written with the voice of TCK adults, expat parents, children, and young adults all currently or recently living in China.
If you make a conscious decision to become an expat anywhere in the world, it’s best to adopt the philosophy, “embracing where you live”. You and your children will get so much more out of the incredible experience of living abroad if you do!
Let’s get started!
Having a baby is stressful!
Don’t get me wrong, it’s probably the most memorable experience in a parent’s life. Have you ever noticed how soon-to-be parents seem to glow when they’re expecting? They kind of seem like they are floating around on a cloud of bliss.
But still, it’s full of huge decisions that could influence you and your baby’s health. Luckily, you have have family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and a few random strangers that can all tell you how wonderful their obstetrician was, and where they bought the “must have” stroller. [Read more…]