This chapter focuses on the childhoods of adult children of Korean immigrants, with particular emphasis on the pressures and challenges they experienced growing up as their parents pursued the “Korean American dream” of financial and social stability, with much of their dreams pinned on and invested in their children's educational achievements. It also examines different types of care work, especially emotional work, that the children provided to their immigrant parents in childhood. It shows that these immigrant children often found themselves brokering their parents' interactions with official worlds during their childhoods. Korean American children and teenagers also provided care and solace to their immigrant parents by getting good grades, working in family businesses, and managing family relations.
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