For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness

How intergenerational trauma, family conflicts, and racism block us from healing Most recently, I was tasked with creating a community program that provides mental health care for and addresses the impact of racism/xenophobia and COVID-19 on the Chinese immigrant families in the city. For the past two months as everyone scrambled to find and adjustContinue reading “For Asians, Normalizing Mental Health Is More Than Raising Awareness”

Social Distancing

Me: We need to practice social distancing now so that might mean you can’t go to your friend’s house. T: How about she comes to my house? Me: Not really. T: Then how can I have friends?! I can’t go to their house and they can’t go to my house! I will have no friends!Continue reading “Social Distancing”

Bed Time

Recently T has been going to bed late. In effort to convince her to go to bed earlier, I told her I would take away her playtime if she goes to bed late. Me: T, if you go to bed late, you will lose play time the next day.T: Why?Me: Because there are only 24Continue reading “Bed Time”

Finding Dory

Forgetful Dory noticed the shells laid out on the ground at a time when all hope seemed to be lost and she followed them. Two dark shadows swam toward her from afar. Then, two blue tangs emerged. Dory said hesitantly, “Hello, I am…” “Dory!” Her parents cried. They dropped the shells they were holding. TheContinue reading “Finding Dory”

Coronavirus is Coming!

Me: time to put away your toys. T: but I have so much work to do!Me: well, finish your work tomorrow.T: no I can’t. My work office is closed tomorrow.Me: why? T: because the coronavirus is coming! And my boss will be angry if I don’t finish my work! #toddler #momlife #covid-19 #coronavirus #kidtalk #preschoolContinue reading “Coronavirus is Coming!”

Minimal Supervision Kid Activities During Quarantine

It’s been a week since I am stuck at home with my almost 4 year-old only child while trying to work from home. Other than screen time, here are a few activities that require little to no supervision that worked for me. Play-Doh Time My child LOVES Play-Doh! In particular, she enjoys making food itemsContinue reading “Minimal Supervision Kid Activities During Quarantine”

First Day of Lockdown With My Almost 4 Year-Old

Coronavirus is here. Our state just announced that they will be closing all K-12 schools starting Monday. Today, we have opted to pull our almost 4 year-old child out of daycare. At this point, my partner and I have already explained to her about the outbreak and why she might need to stay home forContinue reading “First Day of Lockdown With My Almost 4 Year-Old”