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korean american parenting
Navigating the unique cross-cultural challenges of Korean American parenthood.
On the weekly free podcast, hosts Jang Cho and Jerry Won chat with fellow parents and parenting experts about topics like academics, health both physical and mental, culture, and of course how current events such as COVID have impacted all of our lives in numerous ways. Each month, we’ll also highlight Dr. Cho, a child psychiatrist, as she answers your most pressing parenting questions about parenting, child development, culture, and mental health concern; we’ll also feature a Korean American children’s author.
A free weekly newsletter will highlight the podcast episode for the week with a letter from Jang & Jerry to keep the community informed and apprised. It will also feature events and highlights from the Korean American Parenting Community as well offers and other information we think you’ll find helpful.
Parents and caretakers are invited to join the private Korean American Parenting Community, a safe and welcoming place to meet and connect with fellow parents to meet, learn, and grow. We will host regular private events with experts and leaders from the community to answer your questions about raising confident and happy Korean American children. learn more→
I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist with expertise in working with Asian American families, 1.5 generation Korean American, a wife and a mother of a 3 year old girl. Korean-American identity is something I have been grappling with since I moved to America during my early teen years, but it became a much bigger topic in my life once I had my daughter. Ever since starting this journey of parenthood, I felt that I was at a crossroads in terms of my very Korean upbringing and my very American education on child development!
I yearned for a place to talk about these experiences, discuss our dilemmas together, and grow as Korean American parents. Surely, I must not be the only one having these internal conversations!!
This is how I came to join forces with Jerry to start Korean American Parenting podcast. I am hoping that this podcast will be a platform for open and honest discussions about parenting as Korean Americans and would love to hear your thoughts and perspectives.
I am a proud husband and father of two Korean American children, ages 3 and 1. After moving to the US from Korea at the age of 8, I have always struggled to find the right balance of Korean and American culture as I navigated school and career in the fields of consulting, sales, and marketing. One thing that I always noticed was the lack of Asian and Asian American storytelling with the proper context in the American media landscape and wanted to change that for my children and their generation.
I founded Just Like Media to empower Asian American storytellers to share their stories loudly and proudly through podcasts and other digital media. We are home to Dear Asian Americans, Asian Podcast Network, MBAsians, The Janchi Show, and now Korean American Parenting.
After many conversations with fellow Korean American parents about the lack of space and opportunity to share authentically about both the joys and challenges of parenting, I knew we had to create that space for ourselves. I am extremely excited to work with Jang to host conversations and build a community for and by the Korean American community to help us raise our children in the best ways possible.