Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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I didn’t know whether to laugh, shake my head in bewilderment or acknowledgment.

I read a story recently in Businessweek about a young girl who’s father was a chemical engineer and mother was a business operator selling the systems her father had created.

When the young girl was in the sixth grade she began to wonder what she should do with her life. Usually around that thought, here in the US, we examine aptitude test results and grade reports and talk to teachers who have dealt with our kids. We talk to the youngster about his/her interests and then go from there.

This young lady’s parents took her to a palm reader. NOT the Palm Pilot kind.

The palm reader told her she should be a scientist when she grew up. And now the young lady is studying math and computer science at Duke.

Is anybody else shaking their head on this one? How many others in India have allowed some witch school dropout determine their future?

And these are the people our young people have conceded so many jobs too.

Is there something wrong with this picture? I think there is.

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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Bill Belew

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