Help For Immigrant Families
Immigrating to the US can be a very tough process for adults, but can be equally challenging for your children, because they find themselves having to manage the expectations and demands of their parent’s culture and their school culture. Through socialization in their school with children from various backgrounds, your child will gain greater exposure to the new country’s culture.
Tension/Conflicts Associated With Immigration Stressors?
Do you find that the increased exposure in the host country’s culture enables your children to be more open to the values of the new culture than your own?
Is your child wanting to explore the new country’s culture and values of personal choice, freedom, autonomy, and assertiveness-- but this exploration may be causing clashes, because the display of these values is considered as disobedient, shameful, disrespectful, and are strongly discouraged within the your native culture.
Your Family Can Overcome Immigration Stressors
The Lartey Wellness Group understands that you as the loving parents have sacrificed a lot to provide your children with opportunities that you did not have… you also fear that relaxed permissive rules and disciplines may lead to drug use, poor academic performance, sexual promiscuity, and prevent your child from actualizing their full potential.
The professionals at the Lartey Wellness Group can provide counseling for immigrant families to:
Ease the inter-familial conflict and tension, so that parents don’t feel that implementing stricter and tighter rules is their one and only response to their child’s perceived defiance.
Help immigrant children who experience feelings of un-acceptance and not belonging caused by perceived discrimination and racism.
Enhance emotional support and acceptance between children and parent.
Bridge the social distance gap between children and their parents.
Assist children who are in conflict with their family and resort to seeking social satisfaction outside of the home. These children do not feel comfortable turning to their parent’s for help due to a perceived lack of cultural understanding.
Help children who are isolates— children who regard others as their best friends but are disregarded in-turn. The rejected child will have feelings or isolation and separation.
Help children build healthy relationships within school, their family, and the greater community at large.