GirlGI | Girl Gone International GirlGI Issue 4 - Page 85

Elizabeth, a British-American TCK herself, lives in Thailand with her husband and daughter and works from home as a writer and freelance travel photo journalist. Why Thailand? It became clear to my husband and I after Kaya was born that we didn’t want to raise her in a hardcore consumer culture. So we ended up going back and forth between Asia and Europe before settling on Thailand. What were your expectations of raising a child in Thailand? I expected it to be laid back and it is! Parenting is very hands off in Thailand. There is almost zero supervision of young ones. We are respected for being who we are and we are not told who we should be or how we should parent.