Story: Parenting

Cultural challenges

Migrant parents face extra challenges if they try to instil the culture and values of their homeland in their children, who want to be like their New Zealand friends. Roseanne Liang's autobiographical 2005 documentary Banana in a nutshell charts how she convinced her Chinese parents to accept her European boyfriend (later her husband) Stephen. In this clip, her sister muses on the difficulties migrant parents encounter in a new land.

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Banana in a Nutshell
Reference: Banana in a nutshell. Producer and director Roseanne Liang; Auckland: Banana Film, 2006

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Parenting practices', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Lesley Patterson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018