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Pandemic Parenting: Flexing the Asian Parenting Approach

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Tue, August 11, 2020
04:00PM - 05:00PM
Zoom Webinar information provided upon registration
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What kind of relationship would you like to have with your parents or children?

This pandemic has presented unique stressors and challenges for parents across the board: social isolation, mental health issues, increased time spent at home and with family, and students experiencing dissonance between school learning environments and family dynamics. 
As popularized in the label "Tiger Mother," parenting styles from Asian cultures often emphasize sacrifice and academic achievement as a top priority, while also often including aspects such as harsh treatment and shaming of children, or stigmatizing mental health. Between home and school, students may struggle as they experience competing cultural ideas about healthy social development, identity, and achievement. Further cultural challenges exist for parents of students who are first-generation and/or low-income. 

This presentation by Kim Parker, ‘95 and moderated by Mo Fong, ‘95, ‘96 will explore various perspectives on parenting children of all ages in the pandemic, views on what constitutes success for students, and share tips toward growing relationship dynamics that can bring out the most positive results for everyone involved. The presenters' goal is to help lead parents to become better allies to their children.

Presented by Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club (SAPAAC) and co-sponsored by the First-generation and/or Low-income Alumni Network (FLAN)

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