Still Yearning for His Father's Love
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Growing up, Jeo was never very close to his dad. As an adult, he wants to know him better, to learn about his past and have a real relationship with him. But it’s hard to get him to open up. And, an expert in adolescent development in immigrant communities helps explain the disconnect.

Our expert this week is William Perez, professor in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Learn more about his work here. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to At Home, Being an Adult is Testing Parental Limits, and When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After.

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