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About Parenting ABC

Parenting ABC is an organization dedicated to consulting, training and coaching Asian American couples and parents to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and young adults.

Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, we help stressed-out and frustrated Asian American parents to understand and connect with their spouse and American Born children (ABC) so that they can get along with, enjoy each other, and feel confident and competent raising their kids successfully together as a team through the "Parenting ABC process" designed by Winnis Chiang.

To break destructive cycles caused by expectation, value and culture differences, Parenting ABC focuses on helping Mandarin-, Cantonese- and English-speaking parents to reconnect with their American Born Chinese children and teenagers with communications that helps, not hurt!

About Winnis Chiang, MA, LMFT

Founder Winnis Chiang is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who used to be a software engineering manager in the Silicon Valley.  She is passionate about helping young people and their parents who speak Mandarin, Cantonese or English.

Winnis has been a LMFT in private practice in California since Spring of 2003 and she started Parenting ABC in 2005.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Western Seminary (1998) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley (1976).  Her former careers include being a software engineer, software development manager, stay-at-home mom, counselor at a residential recovery program for women and their young children, counselor of kids and teens at public schools, and the children's minister at a Christian Church.  Winnis is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT) and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).

Winnis (born in Hong Kong) and her husband (born in Taiwan) have been married since 1975 after only three months of dating.  After struggling with their marital and parenting challenges, Winnis had a turning point in 1989 and her life, marriage, family and career have not been the same.  She and her husband have one son (an ABC), a daughter-in-law and many grandchildren.

For personal story of Winnis, please read article "Love, So Amazing!" published by Challenger, Apr-Jun 2011, CCMUSA HERE.

 

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