Asian Parent Talk 2017-10-04T01:00:22+00:00

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Growing up Asian in America:
Balancing emotional health & success

Asian Parent Talk - Hoai-Thu Truong PhD, Palo Alto CA

Come learn research-based ways of understanding family conflict, achievement, and emotional well-being. Topics covered include:

  • Myth of the tiger mom

  • Challenges & opportunities of belonging to two cultures

  • Risks particular to Asian American children and youth

  • Effective parenting behaviors

  • Strategies for promoting well-being

Talk:  1.5 hours
Questions, answers and general discussion: 0.5 hours

This lecture is appropriate for parents, educators, and teens. While it will emphasize East Asian and South East Asian cultures, the talk is also applicable to South Asian cultures.

About the Presenters

Dr. Hoai-Thu Truong and Dr. Vickie Chang work with high achieving professionals. Due to
the challenges they see with their Asian clients, they were inspired to promote emotional
wellness starting at an early age.

Dr. Truong is a psychologist in Palo Alto who works with young adults and adults, including
Stanford students. In her previous career, she was a biophysicist (Ph.D., Stanford). She has 2 adult children who attended Palo Alto schools.

Dr. Chang is a Stanford-trained psychologist in Menlo Park and the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She works with adolescents and adults in her private practice.


Talk synopsis