Children internalizing two cultures often struggle to balance heritage and mainstream cultures and expectations. In many cases, this results in a discord between parents and educators. This article discusses issues related to generational dissonance between parents and children in immigrant families, which include lack of parental involvement, parent-child conflicts, and poor home-school relationships that affect student performance. Parents and educators can improve the socialization and developmental experiences of bicultural children through greater understanding of and respect for children's cultural standpoints.
Home Environment and Language Practices
Family and Community Involvement