Welcome to Madar-Pedar
We are a group of Iranian-American parents who share our concerns about raising bi-cultural children.
Madar-Pedar is modeled after the UCB-Parents which is a network of parents who are affiliated with UC Berkeley. Though UCB-Parents is a wonderful supportive and informative resource for parents,there is a need for first generation immigrant parents to discuss specific issues of culture, share concerns, and seek help from each other by networking. We hope that this web site could be a resource for Farsi-speaking parents who care about preserving their heritage.
In addition to the web site, we have a discussion forum on parenting issues for Iranian (or half-Iranian) families on the mailing alias of Madar-Pedar. You can join the email list by sending us an email. Also, if you have any information thatyou would like to share with other parents, or seeking/providing advice please send us an email and let us know. Our contact person and list keeper is:
Welcome! Madar-Pedar is reactivated as of Nowruz 1389, 20 March 2010.
Thank you all for your membership requests and encouragements. Let us continue our discussions.