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    A new and challenging experience

    for immigrant parents

Dear Ate Anna,

We came to Canada about two years ago. We are still adjusting to this country and many things are new to us. My son is a teenager and he has adapted very fast; now he speaks and talks like his Canadian friends. Sometimes he gives me headaches. The other day, he went out with his friends and I told him not to come home late. But he talked back: “Mom, chill out! This is Canada. I am free to do what I want.” Ate Anna, I am frustrated and feel hurt. I want him to be safe. I want to be a good parent. What can I do?