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Resettlement or immigration to the USA may have a major impact on your family. The changing family roles can be one of the hardest parts of adjusting to a new life. Understanding about family roles in the USA can make it easier to cope with the changes.

Resettlement or immigration to the USA may have a major impact on your family. The changing family roles can be one of the hardest parts of adjusting to a new life. Understanding about family roles in the USA can make it easier to cope with the changes.

Three generations of a resettled refugee family, photo copyright Moody College by Lisa Krantz, CC.
Anciãos de refugiados, by Lisa Krantz, Creative Commons
Three generations of a resettled refugee family, photo copyright Moody College by Lisa Krantz, CC.
Refugee Elders, by Lisa Krantz, Creative Commons

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Gender roles

One of the biggest differences you may have to adapt to in the USA is different gender roles. Nos Estados Unidos, as mulheres muitas vezes trabalham fora de casa. Homens e mulheres partilham tarefas domésticas. Both women and men take care of the children. Às vezes, male refugees feel frustrated because they are not used to cleaning the house or cooking dinner. But in the USA, ajudando em casa e com as crianças é visto como uma parte importante de ser um homem.

One of the biggest differences you may have to adapt to in the USA is different gender roles. In the USA, women often work outside of the house. Women and men share household chores. Both women and men take care of the children. Sometimes, male refugees feel frustrated because they are not used to cleaning the house or cooking dinner. But in the USA, helping out in the house and with the children is seen as an important part of being a man.

Você pode aprender mais sobre women in the USA.

You can learn more about women in the USA.

Pais

Parents

Parenting in the USA may be very different than in your home country. Refugee and immigrant children often adjust and adapt to life in the United States much faster than their parents. Eles muitas vezes aprender inglês mais rápido do que seus pais também. This can be hard for you as parents and for your children, especialmente desde que você pode depender de seus filhos para ajudá-lo a se locomover e para traduzir para você.

Parenting in the USA may be very different than in your home country. Refugee and immigrant children often adjust and adapt to life in the United States much faster than their parents. They often learn English faster than their parents as well. This can be hard for you as parents and for your children, especially since you may depend on your children to help you get around and to translate for you.

Muitos americanos enviar seus filhos para creches. Isto significa que estão vigiados por alguém fora de casa. Para alguns refugiados, Esta é uma situação muito estranha.. Você sempre pode ter tido seus filhos em casa com você, ou talvez você tinha avós para ajudar a cuidar deles. Nos Estados Unidos, many neighbors help each other share child car. If you live near other refugees and immigrants, pensar em pedir-lhes para compartilhar o cuidado da criança.

Many Americans send their children to daycare centers. This means they are watched by someone outside of the home. For some refugees, this is a very strange situation. You may have always had your children at home with you or maybe you had grandparents to help take care of them. In the USA, many neighbors help each other share child car. If you live near other refugees and immigrants, think about asking them to share child care.

Newcomer parents sometimes have a hard time because their children’s behavior changes from how it was in their home country. Você pode não gostar de alguns dos seus novos comportamentos, and you will need to learn about new ways to parent in the USA. And yet, although it may be hard, you will still be able to pass on parts of your culture to your children while also helping them succeed in the USA.

Newcomer parents sometimes have a hard time because their children’s behavior changes from how it was in their home country. You might not like some of their new behaviors, and you will need to learn about new ways to parent in the USA. And yet, although it may be hard, you will still be able to pass on parts of your culture to your children while also helping them succeed in the USA.

Child abuse

Child abuse

Children in America have laws to protect them, which means it is against the law to abuse your children. Lei federal define o abuso como qualquer coisa que prejudique seriamente para seus filhos ou coloca-los em perigo. Abuso físico significa qualquer coisa que não foi um acidente e pode variam de um pequeno hematoma para uma lesão grave como um osso quebrado. Lesões de crianças são abuso mesmo se o pai não quis machucar a criança. Disciplina física, como espancar uma criança no fundo, é permitido mas não recomendado.

Children in America have laws to protect them, which means it is against the law to abuse your children. Federal Law defines abuse as anything that causes serious harm to your children or puts them in danger. Physical abuse means anything that was not an accident and can range from a small bruise to a serious injury like a broken bone. Injuries to children are abuse even if the parent did not mean to hurt the child. Physical discipline, such as spanking a child on the bottom, is allowed but not recommended.

Também não podes abusar emocionalmente seu filho. Abuso emocional significa algo que pode impedir uma criança de desenvolver plenamente. Abuso emocional pode incluir críticas constantes, ameaças, ou rejeição, bem como a retenção na fonte do amor, suporte, ou orientação.

You are also not allowed to emotionally abuse your child. Emotional abuse means something that can prevent a child from fully developing. Emotional abuse can include constant criticism, threats, or rejection, as well as withholding love, support, or guidance.

Child neglect

Child neglect

Negligência infantil significa que um pai não fornece para os seus filhos ’ s básico precisa. Nos Estados Unidos, you are not allowed to leave young children at home alone. You are also not allowed to leave young children alone away from home, mesmo se eles estão em um carrinho de bebé, num parque infantil, in a shop, office, library, or car. As crianças devem ser vigiadas Familyem todos os momentos.

Child neglect means that a parent does not provide for their children’s basic needs. In the USA, you are not allowed to leave young children at home alone. You are also not allowed to leave young children alone away from home, even if they are in a stroller, on a playground, in a shop, office, library, or car. Young children must be supervised Familyat all times.

Abandono é agora definido em muitos Estados como uma forma de negligência. Em geral, a child is considered abandoned if a child does not know where his parent is or if the child has been left alone and has been injured.

Abandonment is now defined in many states as a form of neglect. In general, a child is considered abandoned if a child does not know where his parent is or if the child has been left alone and has been injured.

This information is from the Children’s Bureau. Você pode ler mais sobre child abuse and neglect.

This information is from the Children’s Bureau. You can read more about child abuse and neglect.

Avós

Grandparents

Many older newcomers have a hard time adjusting to life in theUSA. In many countries around the world, os mais velhos são tratados com muito respeito. Crianças escutá-los. Elas são vistas como fontes de sabedoria em suas comunidades.

Many older newcomers have a hard time adjusting to life in theUSA. In many countries around the world, elders are treated with a lot of respect. Children listen to them. They are seen as sources of wisdom in their communities.

Nos Estados Unidos, muitas pessoas valorizam a juventude mais idade. Muito do conhecimento que o Élder refugiados têm não é tão útil como era no seu país de origem. Por exemplo, an older refugee may know a lot about farming or tending to cows but in America, sua família pode funcionar em prédios de escritórios.

In the USA, many people value youth over age. A lot of the knowledge that elder refugees have is not as useful as it was in their home country. For example, an older refugee may know a lot about farming or tending to cows but in America, his family may work in office buildings.

Às vezes, os refugiados mais velhos começam a se sentir inútil. But sharing your culture and keeping your family tied to your home country is a very important job for you. Também, try to remember that even though children may act differently in their new home, Eles ainda podem te amo.

Sometimes, older refugees start to feel useless. But sharing your culture and keeping your family tied to your home country is a very important job for you. Also, try to remember that even though children may act differently in their new home, they still can love you.

Existem também algumas organizações realmente boas em todo o país que suportam mais antigos refúgios. É possível find information for elders and how to find a senior center.

There are also some really good organizations around the country that support older refuges. You can find information for elders and how to find a senior center.

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