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Introduction

intro1.mp3  All parents worry about their children.
intro2.mp3  This mother and father worry about their children, too.
intro3.mp3  Their lives are different in the United States.
intro4.mp3  The family is living in two cultures.
intro5.mp3  There are many decisions to make in a new country.

01mynameis.mp3    My name is Schwan.

02iamnewaz.mp3    I am Newaz' husband.

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

04thiscountryisverygood.mp3    This country is very good for our two children.

05ourfamilyissafe.mp3    Our family is safe here.

06ourchildrenwill.mp3    Our children will go to university and have good jobs.

07inmycountry.mp3    In my country, I was an engineer.

08nowidontuse.mp3    Now, I don't use my education at my job.

09sometimesiworry.mp3    Sometimes I worry about my children.

10mysonislearning.mp3    My son is learning English and history in school.

11ishealsolearning.mp3    Is he also learning to drink alcohol and take drugs?

12iseethatmany.mp3    I see that many teenagers in the United States are ashamed of their parents.

14iwantmychildren.mp3    I want my children to respect us.

13wearekurdish.mp3    We are Kurdish from Iran.

15iwantenglishandkurdish.mp3    I want my children to read and write in English and in Kurdish.

16mywifeandiwant.mp3    My wife and I want to teach our children the best from Kurdish and American culture.

17isitpossible.mp3    Is it possible?

Conclusion

outro1.mp3  The children are in a new country.
outro2.mp3  They have many good opportunities.
outro3.mp3  They have many bad opportunities, too.
outro4.mp3  What can a mother and father do?
outro5.mp3  They can talk to their children.
outro6.mp3  Maybe it is difficult, especially with teenagers, but don't stop talking.
outro7.mp3  Eat together every day and talk.

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