Category: FAMILY

Acculturation

A well-known model of acculturation comes from John Berry, a psychologist and theorist, famous for the four-fold model of acculturation strategies. He theorizes that immigrants and immigrant communities generally follow one of four strategies in adapting to their new community. They either assimilate, separate, integrate, or marginalize. Briefly, assimilation is when the immigrant or the ...

A Woman’s Right to Move

When I was in eighth grade my teacher had us write down our goals for high school. My number one goal was to get accepted to the University of Michigan. I was unsure why I wanted to attend the institution so bad. Nobody in my immediate family had attended and I actually knew very little ...

Multicultural Match

So, one day you meet this guy on Match.com.  He’s quiet.  He’s interesting.  He’s worldly and open minded.  Oh, and did I mention he’s gorgeous?  How is it possible this beautiful guy isn’t already snatched up?  And how is it possible that he’s smitten with you?  This is what I thought 13 years ago when ...

“Too Religious”

Discouragement from Muslims towards other Muslims practicing religion is common in Dearborn and overlooked often.

Empower Your Child’s Future

It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and life skills.

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce

Divorce is a short-term crisis and a long-term process of understanding and healing for families. Statewide, Michigan had 29,708 divorces in 2014, a rate of 6 divorces per 1,000 residents, which is 14 percent lower than the number of divorces in 2004. There were 1.92 marriages for every divorce in 2014, the highest ratio since ...

GenEd: A Cocky Teenage Girl and The Weeknd Changed My Life (Part One: Lama)

Lama sat me down and made me humble. Then The Weeknd showed me that only losers go to school.

A Yemeni-American Experience

If you were to enter my neighborhood, you might be either shocked or feel very at home, Here are some things you would notice....

Why Our Jokes on Mental Health are Unintentionally Destroying Lives

Even though mental health is slowly becoming more normalized in our community, the jokes haven't stopped.

GenEd: Sucking Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

...until we stop blaming this “new generation” for sucking, we must first admit that sucking doesn’t fall far from the tree. These kids are in fact the report cards of what we’ve put into them.