Slurping Soup book


Welcome to our new resources page to further help you and your third culture child cope with transitions and an international life. We are still adding to this page so please write to us if you have recommendations.

Books for parents:

An Inconvenient Posting – Laura J Stephens

Books by Pico Iyer

Bringing Up Brits: Expat parents raising cross-cultural kids in Britain – Meghan Petersen Fenn

Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will strengthen the global family – Julia Simens

Expat Life Slice by SliceApple Gidley

Subtle Differences, Big Faux PasElizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand World – Robin Pascoe

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – Tina Quick

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds – David Pollock & Ruth Van Reken

Books for children:

Slurping Soup and Other Confusions: true stories and activities to help third culture kids cope with transitions – Maryam Afnan Ahmed, Cherie Emigh, Ulrike Gemmer, Barbara Menezes, Lucinda Willshire, Kathryn Tonges


Families in Global Transition (check out Maryam Afnan Ahmad’s blog about the 2013 FIGT Conference on our website titled: Why a chronic expat should attend the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference).

Websites/ links:

Expat Everyday Support Centre –

Intercultural Communication Institute –

Emotional resilience in expats -Linda A. Jannsen,

Transition Catalyst Korea – Isabelle Min