One of my projects this summer has been to help keep my eight year old engaged in reading (20 minutes a day! says the principal). To further that end, I created an informal Boys Book Club for my son and a few of his friends. While that may sound like a lot of additional work, I see it as harnessing peer pressure to be used in a constructive direction. If I can get my kid’s friends to think reading is cool, then they will, in turn, reinforce that message back to my kid. Voila!
HapaMama is featured on the front page of OpenSalon.com today! Everything I needed to know about the current state of education, I learned in my son’s Kindergarten.
As a second-generation Asian American, my relationship to my heritage feels tenuous sometimes. When I live in a neighborhood without a large Asian population, haven’t spoken Taiwanese or Mandarin on a regular basis in years, and then there’s the whole interracial marriage thing. As much as I might neglect my roots, some things are hardwired.
HapaMama’s son is a Chinese School Dropout… and why that could be a good thing.
Grace is featured in an article on the front page of today’s San Jose Mercury News.
HapaMama talks about the new film Formosa Betrayed and how to pass on the legacy of being Taiwanese American to her kids.
Happy Chinese New Year! HapaMama reflects on some yummy dumpling making adventures with her kids.
It’s time to start reading up for the Year of the Sheep! Here are some book choices for kids and adults