Chinese Parents’ Subtle Ways of Affection

Chinese parents have a strange way of expressing themselves: they don’t.

A child of Chinese parents has to use a lot of brainpower to decode the roundabout ways his or her parents express affection.

This doesn’t mean Chinese mothers and fathers don’t love their children, it’s just that Asian culture is characteristically introverted. Expressions of affection take on softer forms than they do in the West.

Now you too can learn to interpret those muted signs of love. Let the Asian Parents Dictionary be your guide in the video above. This Mother’s day, show your love the Chinese way.

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