Asian parents and dating
In Palo Alto, school and community leaders have convened sensitive conversations to address parenting, expectations and a traditionally taboo topic — mental illness. ” said Ann Xu, who runs the Chinese-Language Parent Network at Gunn High in Palo Alto.Four of the last nine Palo Alto youths to kill themselves were Asian. “That’s a really complicated issue.” A growing dialogue within Asian communities is playing out in many of the Bay Area’s high-performing school districts, but the challenge of easing student pressure is also raising tensions and even a backlash from parents and highly motivated students — who worry reforms might dumb down learning.
If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.As you may expect, dating is a little bit different in China than it is in most Western countries.The basics are the same—people are people everywhere—but there are still a few differences regarding culture and social cues to note.And that means lots of family vacations and gatherings, and not putting parents in an old folks’ home when they get older. There will be many weekends spent with close friends or family members.So you need to ask yourself, “Do I have enough things in common with this person?