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Cross Cultural

Is Your Child A Decision Maker or A Rule Follower?

A local daycare has revealed some interesting differences between the Chinese and Western perspectives on teaching children. Jaden, my three-year-old…

Every Secret Has A Price Tag

Secrets are like currency, a way to exchange information, build trust and assert dominance. However, the person you tell…

Dealing with Differences in a Mixed Marriage

“Which language do you use when you are having a fight?” This question is constantly asked to John and…

Education: Empty Promises & Hollow Threat

John had been pressing me to perform a psychological experiment on our son. The reason why I hesitated at…

The Long Distance Family Challenge

Social distancing has been well-kept in my family, with my husband stuck in Canada and my mother’s husband—my father—staying…

Do You Speak Your Love’s Language?

Ways of expressing love vary between cultures: some say it, others show it. So how does expressing love translate in cross cultural relationships? I was…

How I Told My Family I’m Dating a Foreigner

Although having a foreign boyfriend or girlfriend is not unusual, it still arouses disputes, disapproval and concerns from the…

My Husband’s Suffering Month

Before giving birth, you almost always get whatever you want, even at weird hours, but the sitting month after…

The Process to Getting a Certified Mixed Marriage

Most couples will eventually take the big step towards marriage. What is the process involved in getting cross-cultural marriage…

My Special Day

Most brides want to be in control of every aspect of their dream wedding, but in…