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Misunderstood: The impact of growing up overseas in the 21st century by [Crossman, Tanya]
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Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children of such families – while they live overseas, when they return, and as they mature into adults. Similarities in their shared experiences (regardless of the different countries in which they have lived) create a safe space of comfort and understanding. Tanya Crossman introduces this space – the Third Culture – through the personal stories of hundreds of individuals. Whether you grew up overseas, are raising children overseas, or know a family living abroad, Misunderstood will equip you with insights into the international experience, along with practical suggestions for how to offer meaningful care and support.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1892 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: Summertime Publishing (15 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01ITGMVFS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #249,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have not yet finished the book myself, however my partner has and this is her review:
"I found 'Misunderstood' really valuable and easy to read because it combines anecdotes from young people and practical support strategies based on Crossman's well-grounded research about the impact of growing up in multiple countries.
The book is divided into sections that make it easy to dip in and read about specific situations e.g. what it's like if your family is engaged in international business or missionary or foreign service. I was especially impressed by the discussion about how and why third culture kids suppress their emotions and how to support their emotional expression and growth.
My partner went to 6 primary schools and lived in 17 houses whilst growing up in Australia and overseas. 'Misunderstood' could have made a big difference for him and for his family. So if you are planning an international career that will entail multiple family moves I encourage you to read this book now."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't recommend this book more! - TCK 7 September 2016
By Jeremy L - Published on Amazon.com
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I identify with the concept of Third Culture Kids, having grown up in a country where my parents were considered foreigners, many of the topics that Misunderstood covers resonate with me quite strongly. Growing up overseas, there were experiences and challenges that the average person who grows in one location does not know much about or understand, be it my parents, friends in my host country or family in my passport country. Having just finished reading this book, I plan to donate a copy to the international school that I attended and give another to parents on the PTA of the school to pass around; this is a great resource and will provide valuable insight to teachers and parents of TCKs, and TCKs themselves - perspective to questions about the feelings and behavior of TCKs that had previously mystified, confused and been overlooked.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very valuable resource for a growing group of people 2 October 2016
By Keith Frampton - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not yet finished the book myself, however my partner has and this is her review:
"I found 'Misunderstood' really valuable and easy to read because it combines anecdotes from young people and practical support strategies based on Crossman's well-grounded research about the impact of growing up in multiple countries.
The book is divided into sections that make it easy to dip in and read about specific situations e.g. what it's like if your family is engaged in international business or missionary or foreign service. I was especially impressed by the discussion about how and why third culture kids suppress their emotions and how to support their emotional expression and growth.
My partner went to 6 primary schools and lived in 17 houses whilst growing up in Australia and overseas. 'Misunderstood' could have made a big difference for him and for his family. So if you are planning an international career that will entail multiple family moves I encourage you to read this book now."
5.0 out of 5 stars very well written and informative 8 January 2017
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Hi Tanya, I wanted to tell you I finished your book over Christmas and was very impressed. Your writing style is so clear and smooth. Much of the content was a review for me however your style of organizing it and including interviews with people was very interesting and a terrific method for communicating. It did not hurt that I knew some of the people that you listed. I really liked the last quarter of the book when you got into some of the observations of TCK's emotionally and long term. That was concise, clear and helpful. Well done Tanya!!! You are a terrific writer. Thanks for sharing your book.
5.0 out of 5 stars So very helpful! 4 October 2016
By Melinda H - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very helpful book. As a family who lived overseas for 4 years, this is helpful for understanding how my kids experienced life, and how it influenced them, as opposed to how the adults have been changed. For example, my blond, blue eyed, curly haired kid tells people he is from Beijing when they ask, because he lived there for half of his first 8 years of his life. He was upset at almost 11 that he couldn't put Chinese as his nationality on a school project. This book is thoughtful and insightful.
5.0 out of 5 stars I hope and pray they have people in their lives like her. -- Jonathan Trotter (www 17 August 2016
By Jonathan Trotter - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is comprehensive and obviously born out of deep relationships with lots of TCKs. I know Tanya personally, and when my kids are teens, I hope and pray they have people in their lives like her. -- Jonathan Trotter (www.alifeoverseas.com)

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