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Raising Asian Teens: Resist the Roar!

Raising Asian Teens: Resist the Roar!

By Raising Asian Teens:Resist the Roar
To be or not to be...a tiger mom? That’s what two working Asian mothers ask often, resisting the urge to be tiger moms. With seven kids between them ages 13-21, Sandra Vu Le is a family attorney and communications coach and Jeanie Y. Chang is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Join them for candid and courageous conversations about their culturally complex parenting journeys. They’ll offer mindful parenting tips and professional insights uncovered over the years. Listen in for some laughs and tears as they share how to raise successful and well-adjusted Asian teens and young adults.
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Season 3 Episode 3: Front Stage Mom.
Bringing moms to the front stage! Our work is generally viewed as behind the scenes, but how can we spotlight all that we do for the sake of our kids’ successes? Join us in this conversation.
February 13, 2021
Season 3 Episode 2: First Born Pressures.
Being the first born especially in Asian families has traditionally come with a lot of responsibility and expectations. What does it look like in your family today? How do you parent your first born compared to the younger siblings? Listen in as we share whether we’ve shifted first born pressures in our own parenting.
January 19, 2021
Season 3 Episode 1: 2021 Roaring Goals!
Happy new year and welcome to season 3! We’ve decided to focus on 3 parenting goals for this new year. Listen in as we share what those are and join us in this year’s journey to be accountable in reaching those goals.
January 08, 2021
Season 2 Episode 9: Let’s Play the Gratitude Game!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! It’s been quite the year. We wanted to take a moment to share what we are grateful for on this 2020 Thanksgiving Day! Once we started playing the gratitude game, it’s hard to stop! Join us and play with your friends and family!!
November 26, 2020
Season 2 Episode 8: You’ve Got a Friend (not therapist) in Me.
Peer to peer support is critical and a huge part of a teen’s life. However, parents, are you finding that your teens are playing the therapist for their friends? There’s a fine line there. Join us as a delve through this together. An ode to the Toy Story theme song!
November 06, 2020
Season 2 Episode 7: Stay Sane, Mom!
Heard that from your kids recently when you flew off the handle? Haha. What are you doing to stay sane so you’re not getting easily irritated or frustrated? Join us for a fun discussion on what we are trying to do to maintain our sanity in our busy family schedules.
October 15, 2020
Season 2 Episode 6: Civic Engagement.
It’s election season! How are you discussing politics at the dinner table? Or, are you not discussing it at all because things get tense? With this being such a big election year, how can we get our kids civically engaged? Join us as chat about it!
October 09, 2020
Season 2 Episode 5: Extended Family Ties.
Family matters. And, that includes your extended family especially in our Asian culture. We talk about our family ties outside of the nuclear family and what it means for our kids. Join in on our conversation!
October 01, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4: Raising Confident Boys.
Turning our attention to the boys! How are we molding our boys into men who are self-assured and have a strong sense of self. Join in on the conversation as we share our stories on raising our “boys!”
September 21, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3: Raising Confident Girls.
What does it look like to instill confidence in our daughters? How can we build them up to be leaders in their community and work? Join us as we share our insights on making sure our girls have confidence and speak up and speak out as needed, in a way that is impactful and effective.
September 11, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2: Daddy Self-Care.
In honor of Self-Care Awareness Month, we are highlighting the importance of self-care, especially for the dads out there. We talk a lot about what us moms do so we wanted to make sure we are taking care of the dads as they’re just as significant in the parenting process!
September 06, 2020
2nd Season! Episode 1: Expecting the Unexpected.
Now, months into the pandemic and with the school year underway; what’s our mentality like? Join us as we talk about how we’ve been adjusting and working hard to adapt and adopt the uncertainty of it all. Laughter is key!
August 30, 2020
Timely Episode: Covid Cooking.
Cooking and food is such an integral part of the Asian culture! We thought we’d share what that’s looked like amidst Covid. With everyone staying at home more, we’ve gotten creative with our cooking.
July 14, 2020
Episode 16: SportsMOMship
Pre-recorded episode, pre-Covid. What kind of “soccer” mom are you? Or football mom, volleyball mom, dance mom, etc? Quietly rooting your child on from the sidelines or shouting at the referees and making your own commentary -haha. In this episode, we talk about our own perspectives on showing sportsmanship!
July 01, 2020
Timely Episode: Race and Rice.
How are you talking about racism with your kids as we experience social unrest across the nation today? Join us as we talk about the challenge in addressing racism with our kids. What we are trying to do about in our own families.
June 23, 2020
Episode 15: K-Drama Mama.
Prerecorded episode, pre-Covid. As we’ve shared before, we love watching K-Dramas! They’re entertaining not only because of the storylines and plots, but the character development can be fascinating. Listen in as we talk about the mothers portrayed in one our favorite K-Dramas of 2020!
June 16, 2020
Episode 14: Prestige or Passion.
Prerecorded episode, pre-Covid. Join us as we discuss how we want our kids to be passionate about their futures. While our culture tends to value prestige and what looks good, we want our kids to be innovative in this day and age.
June 11, 2020
Timely Episode: Fighting Mental Health Stigma.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month which is about putting a spotlight on addressing mental health stigma. Join us for a candid conversation on mental health and how we are trying to fight through our own biases.
May 26, 2020
Timely Episode: CelebrASIAN!
It’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and we want to celebrate that. Join us as we talk about what we’re doing in honor of APAHM and how we’ve come a long way in our own identity journeys.
May 16, 2020
Special Mother’s Day Episode: Self-Care is SelfFULL not Selfish
In honor of Mother’s Day, we share our thoughts on our views surrounding self-care. We call it SelfFULL because we want to address the misconception that self-care is selfish. Listen in as give a shout out to our own mothers and how we highlight Mother’s Day in our own terms.
May 09, 2020
Episode 13: Friend or Foe?
How well do you know your kids’ friends and their families? How involved are you in getting to know them? We all know how important peer relationships are. So, what happens if you don’t like your kids’ friends? Listen in as we share our thoughts on what has worked for us and how we deal with potential “foes” of our kids.
April 28, 2020
Timely Episode: Summer 2020.
Sure, our summer isn’t looking like what we had initially planned. However, we can make lemonade out of lemons. Or, in our case, make fried rice out of leftovers! Join us as we discuss how to make delicious fried rice - or what we call summer 2020.
April 22, 2020
Episode 12: Watch Your Language!
Our Asian culture is tricky when it comes to addressing one another properly. We’re talking about honorifics and how we use them in our own families. Listen in as we share our thoughts on how language is used in our families in relation to our culture.
April 14, 2020
CoROARvirus Series Special Part 4
Let’s face it. We are experiencing grief in this COVID-19 pandemic. The loss of milestone events, in-person contact, celebrations we planned to have like graduation ceremonies and birthdays. It’s important to recognize that we are grieving life as we knew it. And, it’s okay.
April 07, 2020
CoROARvirus Series Special Part 3
It’s a time of fluidity, flexibility, and pivoting! We’re admitting that this new normal is really hitting us like never before. We’re grieving the loss of several milestone events that we had expected to experience plus the possibility that life could look different as we know it. Join us for a candid conversation on how we are managing through!
April 01, 2020
CoROARvirus Series Special Part 2
How are our families faring in what has become the new normal? We’re talking about working from home while all the kids are underfoot! Homeschooling, perhaps?! Quality family time at its finest?! Listen in as we focus on the family adjusting... or not adjusting to a new family routine!
March 25, 2020
CoROARvirus Series Special Part 1
In light of the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, we’ve decided to talk about it! Sharing with one another our concerns, stressors, and of course the anxiety we are experiencing is super helpful. This is about “social connecting!” Join us as we launch a special series the next few weeks talking about our new normal.
March 17, 2020
Episode 11: De-stress not distress!
Anxiety is contagious. Seeing our kids stressed out can be hard! It’s important to remember that we need to manage our stress effectively so we don’t get in distress. Join in our conversation as we share about how to acknowledge anxiety and stress openly in the family.
March 12, 2020
Episode 10: Show me the money!
The value of money is a key life lesson you’ll teach your kids. Do they even understand what it means to save it? How are you teaching money saving habits, or aren’t you? Join us as we share our experiences on teaching our kids about money.
March 05, 2020
Episode 9: Work and more play.
It was “all work and no play” growing up in a traditional Asian household. Now? Not if we can help it! We want our kids to have a well-balanced childhood which means working hard, but taking breaks because they’re needed!
February 27, 2020
Episode 8: Discipline that sticks.
Here’s a topic that’s sticky! What’s the best method of discipline? Do you go about it the old fashioned way like your parents may have done? Join us as we discuss the stickiness of discipline and what works for our families.
February 20, 2020
Episode 7: Dating isn’t like K-Dramas!
Both Sandra and Jeanie admit that they’re big fans of Korean dramas. Then again, who isn’t? In light of Valentine’s Day, join in their fun conversation about teen dating and how they relate it to the K-drama relationships we see.
February 13, 2020
Episode 6: Ivy or bust?
Our Asian culture has traditionally been so focused on education. It’s about getting into an Ivy League college. What’s your goal for your teen? Will it be a bust if he/she doesn’t get into an Ivy League? Listen in as we share our stress about the college process.
February 06, 2020
Episode 5: Keeping up with the Lee’s.
Listen in for our take on “keeping up with the Jones’s.” We talk about how to NOT play the comparison game like our parents did when we were growing up. As reluctant tiger moms, we’re trying hard to raise confident kids.
January 30, 2020
Episode 4: Beyond piano lessons.
What are the right extracurricular activities for your kids? How much is enough? Learn about using the acronym VISIT to help guide you through making the right extracurricular choices for your family.
January 23, 2020
Episode 3: Lecture less, talk more.
What type of conversations are you having with your kids? Due to our hierarchical culture, we tend to be the ones speaking and expect our kids to just listen. Learn about the OARS method to have productive talked with your teens.
January 16, 2020
Episode 2: Words that matter.
Our Asian culture isn’t exactly the most verbal! These two reluctant tiger moms discuss how hard is it to say the words that matter to our kids like telling them we love them.
January 09, 2020
Episode 1: Are you a tiger mom?
Find out if you’re a tiger mom by taking our quiz which has no scientific value whatsoever! If you answer “yes” to all the questions, or most of of them, you’re a tiger mom. Haha!
January 02, 2020
Raising Asian Teens: Resist the Roar Promo!
Join two reluctant “tiger moms” as their share their parenting journey in raising Asian teens.
January 02, 2020