Frustrated Latino parents with sullen teenage son

“I Don’t Understand My Children”: Addressing Acculturation Stress in Latino Families

By Carmen Valdez, PhD (Member, APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families) When many Latino immigrant parents say, “I don’t understand my children!” they are often using the statement literally and figuratively. Many Latino immigrant parents experience a break down in family communication because they only speak Spanish and their children only speak English.  The […]