It is very important to have the knowledge of doing something on its right way. This knowledge can be achieved by training and educating our kids from their early age. Money Globe Financial Group with the project called “Little Sunlight At Absolute Zero” assist our children to establish confidence and personal growth. Moreover, it creates safe and welcoming environments for immigrant children and families.
At Little Sunlight At Absolute Zero
We foster open communications between immigrant parents and first & second generation children.
We do this to encourage strong personal growth, realization of potential and establishment of meaningful human relationships the children grow.
The degree that parents are able to facilitate open exchange of information determines the extent that mutual understanding can develop and be carried throughout a child’s life.
Our mission is to narrow the gap between immigrant parents and first-generation children as they tackle western lifestyle in conjunction with their native culture.
Our vision is to create a communication bridge for parents and their children to become closer and share in each other’s experiences with mutual understanding and trust.
I was raised in a different generation and culture. Moving to US, I promised myself to raise my children differently from how I was raised. In my early years of parenthood, however, I realized I was raising them exactly how I was raised.
With deliberate effort, I learnt new ways to communicate and get closer to my children – opening their hearts to share real thoughts, stories and experiences from school, peers and other environments.
This has led me to create this event to bring more immigrant parents and their children closer together.
One of the reasons I have created this community project is to address gaps, misunderstandings and fears children face faced and carry from childhood to adulthood and then parenthood.
One of such life-impacting experience in my own life happened when I was about 6 years old.
My younger sister and niece got in a fight with each other. Just as I separated them, my mom came in and asked what happened. I told her the story exactly as it happened but didn’t know my older sister (niece’s mother) was listening to the conversation.
My mother then asked me to go call my older sister to join her in settling the squabble between the children.. When I went to my sister, she started to beat me, calling me a tattle tale and liar. I fell ill with a fever for three days and every time my dad asked what happened to me, my mom told him that I just got a cold even though she knew what really happened.
I heard her lie to my dad to protect my sister. And after that I learned that saying the truth wasn’t always beneficial. I started to run away from problems with lies, and every time I tried to express myself, especially to older siblings or bosses, I feared being beaten up or insulted.
When children are stifled, they grow up with unfounded fears and personality quirks. I found myself unable to speak in front of my peers and superiors because of the incident with my mother and sister. I had no confidence, and stalled on making decisions.
This is an example of why creating safe environments at home is very important for our children. We have to ensure that we are not merely following patterns our parents left us but communicating with openness, cheerfulness and a willingness to understand our children and the experiences they go through.
In non-conducive environments, children:
Our goal is to allow kids to be able to let out their feelings to their parents without the worry of thinking their parents will not listen with an open mind. There are many teens out there that have to deal with drama and choose not to open up to their parents about it. The worrying thing about this is that the children /teens may then turn to drugs and/or even consider suicide. Our goal is to enable parents to listen to their children/teens with open minds where the child will feel secure enough to share some or all of their issues with the people that love and care for them the most. The hope is then for the parents to be able to make sugestions to the child so that they may be able to help them out or to find other help for them that may be needed such as a councilor.
Our goal is to teach parents to create open, healthy environments at home where kids can express their feelings to without fear of being misunderstood, ignored or abused.
Our children go through life-impacting experiences every day and need an older person to guide them. If parents can’t be there for them, they may turn to other sources.
Let’s become the parent we always wished we had!