Vietnamese parents are strict when it comes to education. They have good reasons to be strict when it comes to their kids. Many parents do not want to see their kids go through what they went through as immigrants. They don’t want their kids to know what it feels like to be truly poor. Education is an important factor; without an education, parents believe their children would not be able to get good jobs. Without good jobs how will kids support themselves in the future? On t
This response was submitted by our reader Paul Vu in response to Chopsticks Alley's Letter "Dear Vietnamese Moms and Dads, How Did You Fail as Parents?"
We are sorry that we failed you! We are sorry that we could not be the parent you desperately wanted us to be. We are sorry that we could not save our homeland and that we were forced to be a family of refugees with an unknown future in a foreign land. We are sorry that your mom and I were raised in a culture that
Dear Ba Mẹ, I am writing this letter to you today to express what I’ve always wanted to say to you but never had the courage to do so. I am very thankful you gave me a roof over my head and food in my belly, but I believe there is more to raising a child than providing food and shelter. You've always said you made the difficult decision to give up everything to move to America so I can have a better life--one that includes freedom, safety, and opportunities. Yet, why do you h