For instance, some members of the Moniba ethnic group still follow customs where one woman is married to two or more men.
If work or extended travel takes your family to China, it is important to have a working knowledge of Chinese customs and how these customs differ from American customs.
This is especially important if you have teenage kids, because Chinese dating and marriage customs can be very different from those in the U. American teenagers are used to a dating culture where neither partner usually considers marriage until both partners are much older.
The 19 year-old said the differences in Arab perception of dating create a “conflict” for the community’s youth, as they see their non-Arab peers engaging in affectionate relationships that are accepted by their community. It is wrong to deprive our young people of those feelings,” he said.
“Once they grow older and experience dating behind their parents’ back, they become totally consumed by that relationship.
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However, the way individuals and communities perceive and pursue romance differs among cultures and religions, and the Arab American community is no exception.If you are invited to meet a date's parents, that is regarded as equivalent to an engagement.Sex isn't always an easy topic to discuss with teens, but if your teenager is or might be sexually active, it is important for them to understand how different the expectations about sex are likely to be in China than at home.Zeinab said her mother would not have set the same restrictions if she were a boy. If my brother wants to have sex, she’d get him the condoms.” Despite complaining about the way girls are treated in the community, Zeinab said she would not treat her children equally. We need education centers to stress the concept of family,” he said.“People in this community don’t care what boys do, but they’re always interrogating the girls,” she said. “I would be strict with my daughter, not because she is less, but because men in our society tend to judge and take advantage of girls,” she said. “A successful family leads to a successful community. A better family leads to a better America.”“If dating was a necessity for the covenant of marriage, it should be under certain restriction and regulations,” he said.Many American teenagers expect to date several people before they settle down with one person, and they may view dating during their teenage years as primarily for fun.