As a parent, you are the most important person to help your children succeed in the United States. However, raising children in the United States can be very different than raising children in your home country. Some things may be easier than they were before and some things may be harder. Many refugee parents say that they felt like their children adjust to life in the United States quicker than they do. This can sometimes make parents and children feel disconnected from one another.

Public Schools in the US

Learn more about public schools in the US, including a basic overview of the US school system, school staff, and required immunizations.

Laws for Parents in the US

Parents in the US must follow certain rules to protect their children.


Pacer’s Guide to raising young children.

BRYCS’s Guide to raising children in a new country.

Language Resources


Family And Parenting


Raising Children in a New Country