Personal and practical
Families on the move provides a quick-reference survival guide in raising children overseas and ‘loving it!’ according to the author. Marion Knell begins by introducing the topic of Third Culture Kids (TCKs) – children who grow up in a different culture than their parents’ or their passport’s culture.
She makes good use of direct quotes and anecdotes to help the reader understand the distinct issues children face. This is a pattern which continues throughout the work, along with cartoons, diagrams and even the occasional poem. Knell’s warm, humorous and yet thoroughly practical tone makes the book easy to read, but the seriousness of the topic and the difficulty of the task of raising children is never underestimated.