Episode 7: Parents Not Sure What to Do When GenIs Need Help With Their Education

Episode 7: Parents Not Sure What to Do When GenIs Need Help With Their Education

Many immigrants move to Canada to build a new life for themselves and their families. Often, this includes providing their children access to an education system which they wouldn’t be a part of in their birth country. The GenIs’ parents may have had limited learning opportunities, if at all, so they may be unfamiliar with the system, types of resources and help which are available for their children here. When a teacher advises their child may have a learning disability like Dyslexia, the word is often intimidating enough let alone, trying to figure out a way to help and sometimes that’s where it ends for everyone. Some South Asians find it easier to ignore the situation and are more concerned about what the community would say. One GenI asks if we have any suggestions on how to help her sister who needs some assistance. Join DearDIDI and the panelists as they share their stories in the next episode of the webseries, REALLIFEtalks.

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REALLIFEtalks Episode 6 – Gen I Ask – Should I Move In With My Boyfriend

REALLIFEtalks Episode 6 – Gen I Ask – Should I Move In With My Boyfriend

Here in Canada, there are many common-law relationships between couples who are committed to one another but they don’t want to get married. For South Asians the concept of living together without a marriage certificate is often a contenious issue within families. When DearDIDI addressed this question in her column, a reader emailed in her story. She had made the decision to do what she wanted – move in with her boyfriend but she lost the relationship with her mother in the process. These big life decisions can be traumatic for all when culture and traditional norms are challenged by Gen-Is. This discussion was quite passionate because there is a lot at stake, namely the familial relationships. We are also pleased to have Simi, from Jaswant’s Kitchen as our special guest sharing her thoughts on the subject.

Join DearDIDI and the panelists as they share their stories in the sixth episode of the webseries, REALLIFEtalks.

Generation Immigrants are children that are born or raised here to immigrant parents. They are living between two cultures. This show is an honest talk about finding a balance.

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REALLIFEtalks Episode 5 – Parents Turning on the Guilt

REALLIFEtalks Episode 5 – Parents Turning on the Guilt

For many Gen-Is going to University is a special time in their lives. It is when they start to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. What path they want to follow. Which career is right for them. But it is also a time to change their minds  and explore their options. Ambitions to be a doctor one day and next not so sure. However, parents don’t always see the Uni years in the same way. They have a definite plan for their child’s future already in the works which includes a post-secondary education. Beginning a “real” life of deadlines and responsibilities and stresses often isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. What if, you wanted to take a year off and find yourself. But your parents dangle the tuition fees and not having to worry about your finances. Do you tow the line or not?

 

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REALLIFEtalks Episode 4 – Tug of Love: Being Caught in The Middle

REALLIFEtalks Episode 4 – Tug of Love: Being Caught in The Middle

When a family wedding is announced, our parents are ecstatic. They have been waiting for this day since we were born. They have it all planned out in their minds: who you will marry, how they will “fit” into the family, etc. Everyone says what they need to say to make the wedding festivities a success. But the real work comes after the guests have all gone home and the marriage begins behind closed doors. What if your partner does not meet the expectations of the “perfect bahu” (daughter-in-law) and you’re stuck in the middle? What do you do to keep everyone happy?

 

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REALLIFEtalks Episode 3 – Gen-I Parents: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

REALLIFEtalks Episode 3 – Gen-I Parents: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

When we are young our parents tell us, ”do what makes you happy for a career” or ”love who you want to love”. But when the time comes, the story changes. they really expect you to tow the line — that is, get in line with their cultural beliefs.  It is the hypocracy that Gen-Is often face. we have been taught not to question, because they were the authorities on the culture, however, its our future so shouldn’t we challenge their demands?  Join DearDIDI and the panelists as they share their stories in the third episode of the webseries, REALLIFEtalks.

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REALLIFEtalks Episode 2- Gen- I Having the Marriage Talk

REALLIFEtalks Episode 2- Gen- I Having the Marriage Talk

The second episode of the webseries, REALLIFEtalks discusses how do you know when you’re ready to take the next step and get married? Many of us Gen-Is are taught at an early age to follow in the footsteps of our Immigrant parents: get married and have children. But what if we want to take control of our own destiny and find MR/MS RIGHT on our own and in our own time. Join DearDIDI and panelists as they share their stories of when the talk turned to marriage and there was no changing the subject.

 

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