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About Parenting ABC

Parenting ABC is an organization dedicated to training, consultation, counseling and coaching Chinese parents to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and young adults.  Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, we specialize in helping Asian Americans to have the relationships they want!

As a first step, Parenting ABC focuses on helping Mandarin-, Cantonese- and English-speaking parents to get along with, enjoy, and influence their American Born Chinese children 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 James (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.  Winnis and James still have only one son (an ABC) but now they also have a daughter-in-law and five grandchildren!

 

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