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Introduction

newaz_intro1.mp3  All parents worry about their children.
newaz_intro2.mp3  This mother and father worry about their children, too.
newaz_intro3.mp3  Their lives are different in the United States.
newaz_intro4.mp3  The family is living in two cultures.
newaz_intro5.mp3  There are many decisions to make in a new country.

01mynameis.mp3    My name is Newaz.

02wearekurdish.mp3    We are Kurdish, from Iran.

03myfamilycame.mp3    My family and I came to the U.S. three years ago.

04wehaveproblems.mp3    We have problems in our country, Iran.

05hereweareokay.mp3    Here, we are okay, but there are new problems.

06ontvisee.mp3    On TV, I see sex, drugs, alcohol and children not respecting their parents.

07mydaughteris14.mp3    My daughter is 14, and my son is 12.

08mydaughterlearns.mp3    My daughter learns English, math, and science in school.

09willshealso.mp3    Will she also learn that she needs a boyfriend in high school?

10iworry.mp3    I worry at home and at work.

11inmycountry.mp3    In my country, I didn't have a job.

12hereiworktwice.mp3    Here, I work twice as much.

13afterwork.mp3    After work, I clean and cook for my family and for guests.

14myhusbandcan.mp3    My husband can sleep after work.

15iamtired.mp3    I am tired, but our family is strong.

16familyis.mp3    Family is the most important thing, next to God.


Conclusion

newaz_intro6.mp3  The children are in a new country.
newaz_intro7.mp3  They have many good opportunities.
newaz_intro8.mp3  They have many bad opportunities, too.
newaz_intro9.mp3  What can a mother and father do?
newaz_intro10.mp3  They can talk to their children.
newaz_intro11.mp3  Maybe it is difficult, especially with teenagers, but don't stop talking.
newaz_intro12.mp3  Eat together every day and talk.

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