Kim also blogs at EastmeetsWestSocialWorker.com
This book certainly lives up to the promise of the title, as you consistently weave East and West parenting strategies together, quite convincing in the effectiveness and importance of each. I found your advice, sharing, and lessons to be extremely encouraging and empowering. I cannot help but look at my teenage children with a renewed sense of awe and a deeper understanding, putting the emphasis on positive reinforcement, being on the same team, and loving them like it’s the most important job we have. I appreciated the reminder that we cannot expect them to behave any differently than what we model for them. I was also inspired by your nonjudgmental approach to all parents, which seems to extend beyond to all people, and I was deeply moved by not only the stories about your parents but your epiphany when in college that led to a deep appreciation for them (I cried when I read the part about your dad saying “good girl”—so moving). Thank you for all you shared! --A Happy Reader
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Parenting can be the toughest journey a person ever makes. The author transparently addresses the difficult parts of this role while pointing us to some practical ways of thinking and relating with children to lighten the responsibility. This book is as fascinating as Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother memoir, as relatable as Jen Hatmaker's Christian foibles, as uplifting as Iyanla Vanzant's inspirational messages, and backed by solid research of the likes of Brene Brown. By deftly combining four of America's favorite genres into one enjoyable read, the author does not force us to compare and choose one world view over another, but honors all.
Kim understands the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when you're parenting in a culture different than the one in which you were raised. Her words are wise and just what you need to figure out what is best for your family! --Jill Savage, author of Better Together: Because You're Not Meant to Mom Alone
This is an insightful book, full of sound and practical advice. I highly reccommend it. --Dr. Helen Mendes Love, MSW, author ofReflections on the Upsides of Aging
Kim gives invaluable insight on the intricacies of parenting in a more globalized and culturally-relevant world, while respecting tradition and heritage. --Sam Louie, M.A., LMHC, author of Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence
Humorous, yet educational, this book is a must read for any parent. --Erika Olivares Sumner, Life & Wellness Coach, Mother of Three