With the summer drawing to a close and kids returning to school, it can be easy to get super – busy and super – stressed in no time at all. This month, CHAI is focusing on the needs of the South Asian parent, both through their book club selection and discussion of ‘The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother‘ and with the kick – off their South Asian Parenting Needs Assessment as part of a project funded by the Asian American Psychological Association-American Psychological Foundation Okura Mental Health Grant. We’re hoping you’re able to leave time in your busy schedule to join us on Sunday, September 23rd for our discussion of this month’s book club selection and to hear more about the work CHAI will be doing around parenting in the upcoming year.
‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ is bestselling author Amy Chua’s witty, awe-inspiring, and provocative memoir, revealing the rewards—and the costs—of raising her children the strict “Chinese” way. Published by The Penguin Press in January 2011, ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’ was a runaway New York Times bestseller, as well as a bestseller in the U.K., Germany, Israel, Korea, Poland, China, and Taiwan. The book was the subject of a Time magazine cover story and has been translated into 30 languages.
CHAI Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Howard County Miller Librarty and light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Howard County Miller Branch Library is located at 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042.
Also, please see this message from Executive Director, Razia Kosi, and her research partner, Dr. Navsaria, on the South Asian Parenting Needs Assessment:
South Asian Parents, we want to hear what is on your mind!
Please consider filling out the survey if you are a South Asian parent and forward on your networks. CHAI is involved with this project and very interested in working to give voice to South Asian parenting in this country. Stay tuned with will also be holding webinars, discussions and focus groups in the future based on the results of the survey!
As part of a project funded by the Asian American Psychological Association-American Psychological Foundation Okura Mental Health Grant, we are collaborating to address the needs of South Asian parents in the United States. We plan to develop and distribute informational brochures and create virtual and in-person seminars on parenting, specifically highlighting issues unique to South Asian culture.
In order for us to do this, we first have to know the issues and concerns on the minds of South Asian parents. Please click the link to take a brief (less than 10 mins) survey on South Asian parenting. Parents of children of all ages (infancy to young adulthood) can complete the survey.
Please share this survey with other South Asian parents. Your answers will help us determine the parenting topics that South Asian parents want to hear more about.
Stay tuned for more information on parenting groups and online seminars for 2012-2013! Please email us if you have any questions.
-Neha Navsaria, PhD & Razia Kosi, LCSW-C (Executive Director of CHAI, Inc.)