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Parenting in America: A Cross-Cultural View

Why do American kids have so much freedom, both in school and out?” “Why don’t they give adults the proper respect?” “Why do they want to play sports instead of studying?”

These are the kinds of questions asked by parents who are faced with raising their children in a culture whose values often contrast with their own.

This 90-minute workshop will offer an overview of the central values that have shaped key American institutions such as the family and education. Participants will compare and contrast American beliefs, values and attitudes with those of their cultures of origin.

The goal is a better understanding of why children growing up in America may be caught between two worlds, and how to meet these challenges.

Attendance is limited.**  Sign up by phone or in person beginning Monday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.  Phone reservations begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Large Meeting Room - Lower Level