Teenage Coaching for Third Culture Kids (TCK, 3CK)
Teenagers already have their very specific issues at hand (we’ve all been through it). Being an expat kid doesn’t necessarily make things easier.
You are really angry at your parents for doing “this” to YOU.
You are angry, frustrated or depressed about:
- moving again
- leaving your friends behind
- leaving your first girlfriend/boyfriend behind
- being the new kid again
- moving before senior year or the last year of your A-levels
- missing activities you were looking forward to… and more.
The first thing to know is that your feelings are 100% normal. Other expat teens are experiencing exactly the same things.
Without your old friends, the only people around to blame are in your family. Your parents probably already feel guilty but don’t know what to do about it. They may feel torn between their careers (and the opportunities these create for the whole family) and your struggles coping with so many transitions. Believe me, no parent wants unhappy kids. Yet the contradictions and challenges of expat life require everyone to look for the right balance.
The most important point is: Don’t hide.
Find someone to talk with; others have felt the same way, too.
Look for opportunities to do things you enjoy, whether exercise or art.
Give yourself time. Be patient and never put yourself down. This is a new phase of your life, a transition, and you’ll get there if you want to.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Services are available in person in our office in Croissy sur Seine or in Central Paris or
by phone or Skype worldwide. We offer a complimentary consultation if you would like to find out how coaching might be beneficial to you. Please contact us by phone or email. We'll normally get back to you within 24 hours.
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