One Game Dad 9: Third Culture Kid Squared
Something other than games and stories is discussed on this episode - culture and parenting for the first time.
I'm a third culture kid and my kid is a third culture kid so that makes her a third culture kid squared. And while we have that in common we're different types of third culture kids. She because both her parents are from different cultures, while I was raised in one not my own.
Of course my daughter doesn't have much culture to her at the moment beyond the few words in Swedish and English she says. Everything really nebulous with her. But then it is with culture too. That's why on this episode I stopped to talk about raising my daughter and what it means to try and raise someone with a particular culture.
The big thing I believe and it wasn't something I came to during this discussion but one I've known for a while - you don't have to take the good with the bad when it comes to culture. Or anything really. Questioning why we do certain things is important and it should be done even when raising our children.
The one thing I didn't get to was gender. I've had some thoughts on it that I'd like to share and aim to in a future episode. Until then, you can find this week's episode as usual on Twitch, Youtube and iTunes.