Book Review by Wendy Hoke
September 29, 2004
Parents often reach a point when they have to respectfully tell their own parents to back off with the advice on discipline, growth and nutrition.
This generational clash is amplified when it involves new Latinos trying to incorporate the cultural ideas of a new country, the United States.
Vazquez is a psychologist and immigrant from the Dominican Republic who raised her two sons in the United States. She offers recommendations for parents wanting to help their children become functional in both cultures.
In addition to issues of language, these parents are often torn between the definitions of respect, family, manners and obedience they grew up with and those embedded in American culture.