Fall is officially here in Ann Arbor, Michigan! That means, for parents of school-age children, it is a busy time with school activities and meetings. For parents from other countries and cultures, it can be overwhelming to adjust to raising kids in America. Not only is there a new language, but also cultural norms to learn.
To help MLC students who have children, we’ve started ParentTalk. Twice a session, we gather parents together to discuss topics related to parenting, and to support each other in the unpredictable, challenging, yet rewarding journey of parenthood.
For a little glimpse of our ParentTalk conversations, we’re sharing some common idioms and vocabulary that parents of school-age children will come across, especially this fall season in school.