Discussing the possible issues that parents face when raising their child in a multicultural environment."
It is a very unique experience for Korean parents when they live in another country and raise their child in a culturally and linguistically unfamiliar environment. Just like most immigrants, many parents have difficulties adjusting to their new environment. However, they often forget that it is much more complex and troubling for their child to go to an English speaking international school in China.
The triple cultural exposure, (Korean, American and Chinese) can be beneficial if parents understand what their child will experience within the triple cultural environment and know how to guide them.
In November 2010, Dr. Cho visited Shanghai to lecture about the uniqueness of a child’s identity, their language preference issues, parents’ language dilemma and difficulties and how to cultivate a deep sense of emotional connection. The importance of the father’s role in child reading in a multicultural environment will also be discussed in addition to the issues of many Korean mother’s struggles.