(Usually, but not always) Strict, nosey, and controlling. They make you go to summer school if you get a B in an honors math class, even if you had the best grade out of all the Asians who took that class, and replace your grade all because 'if you get 4.0, you get sit on stage when graduate! To Asian parents, summer is not a 'break' as it is to other children in America, but 'a time to catch up'. "Me: -watching friends- Asian mom: YOU WATCH TV FOR SO LONG!!!! Me: But mom I've only been watching for an hour!!!
Asian Parents control their kids' lives because they want them to get into a good college, so that 1) They can brag to their asian friends about what college you go to Asian summer: 8am-pm summer school, pm-pm math, pm-pm tennis, pm-pm math, FMLAsian parents: "I signed you up for PSAT class! But according to these pretests Ill either get a 35 or a 36!!!
" Me:"...." Asian parents:"Ooo since good deal I signed you up for ACT class too!
Asian teens openly joke, lament and mostly endure the intense academic pressure from their families — the expectation of perfection, and the drive to keep up with the Zhangs and Kumars.
Now, propelled by clusters of teen suicides and evidence of student distress, many of their parents are confronting and examining those cultural differences.
Mills High in Millbrae offers forums put on by the Chinese Health Initiative.
In Sunnyvale and Cupertino, parent Sharlene Liu is campaigning for five high schools to start later in the morning.
So when I did get a boyfriend, it was kind of like an identity shock. I really believed that I in fact wasn’t doing anything wrong, because dating is normal and everyone else in the brown community does it.
It’s our way of bridging the gap between being an American teenager and also being Desi – Muslim.
I would constantly lie about my whereabouts without thinking twice about it.