Who Am I?
Sandwich Parenting with Sherry Yuan Hunter
A Taiwan-born American-Canadian Chinese, married, working mother of two on a parenting journey, I am unlearning and reprogramming myself to be the empowered parent my children deserve, given my resources, lived experiences, and challenges. Based in Toronto, I am a certified trauma-informed parent coach in training and identify as a cis-woman, Third Culture Kid, and an untigering Mom.
Who Else Writes for Sandwich Parenting?
Adulting Third Culture Kid Tim Brantingham
Tim comes from a long line of Ohioan missionaries living in Asia. He was born in Taiwan, returned to the US for college, lived in various cities in Asia as an expat, married an American-Japanese woman, and is the father of three kids. He’s not only a Third Culture Kid/Sandwich Kid, he is also a Sandwich Parent himself, creating a unique parenting approach for his family. Read his TCK articles here at Sandwich Parenting.
Intergenerational Reparenting with Joline Lim
Joline writes about her personal learning journey as a respectful parent in Singapore at The Learning Parent SG and here at Sandwich Parenting. She is also a content creator and advocate for Chapter Zero Singapore, a social enterprise embodying values of compassion, respect and mindfulness, providing resources and support to parents and caregivers.
What Is the Purpose of This Site?
Sandwich Parenting is about becoming aware of the parenting playbook we inherited, doing inner work to heal past traumas, and creating our own unique parenting approach based on the available resources (time, money, energy, etc.) at the time.
What’s the Difference Between Sandwich Generation and Sandwich Parenting?
The Sandwich Generation pertains to those taking care of the previous generation as well as the next generation. Sandwich Parenting is focused on said sandwiched parent and unpacking their childhood experience being parented so that they can be free to create an empowered parenting approach that works for them as they support their children in growth, development, and success. This can be tricky (emotionally triggering) if dealing daily with multiple responsibilities for caregiving as well as unresolved childhood traumas.
What is My Approach?
My approach is to help us discover our own unique combination of values and techniques that work for our own set of personalities, goals, circumstances, and experiences. I believe in using LAYERS:
LOVE FIRST & PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS
FOCUS ON YOU & UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS
DEVELOPING ROUTINES & STORYTELLING
Read more about these LAYERS and how you can develop your own unique parental approach: The LAYERS Approach – Sandwich Parenting.
How can we get in touch or collaborate?
The best way to connect with me is to subscribe to my weekly emails or email me at sherry[at]sandwichparenting[dot]com!