What do parents raise their children for? – Vietnam’s cultural conflict

A sophomore university English student accurately portrays the conflict between traditionally Eastern collective society vs. the Western individualist mentality that is emerging in Vietnam.

The heartfelt video story demonstrates this conflict using fictional characters, while the blog article explains the details of this conflict.

“The biggest conflict of Vietnamese parents is that they  want their children to become independent individuals, which is proved by the fact that they spend lots of money sending their children to life skills courses, in contrast, they tend to take care of their children too much even when the children have grown up. Although the tendency of extended family is less popular in Vietnam than in the past, a new trend that parents and children live nearby in order to take care of one another illustrates part of that tradition.”

Student’s blog article continues here: What do parents raise their children for? – HuynhChau

About Jonathan Lankford

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Bible with a concentration in missions and intercultural communication. He also earned his Master's in Business Quality Management (MBQPM) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's in Education (MEd) focusing on Administration. He has been an educator since 2007, teaching English and humanities in Vietnamese universities. He currently holds the position of Associate Registrar at Tan Tao University, Vietnam.
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