Consonant Acculturation

Consonant acculturation occurs when the children and parents both learn American culture and gradually abandon their home language and “old country” ways at about the same pace. For example children learn English at the same age as of their parents when they learnt English. A second example is that when children start eating the receiving country’s foods in the same age as that of their parents’ when they started. It is about how the life stages with respect to age impact the immigrant parents in the receiving culture and its combination with their children. Consonant acculturation happens when immigrants live in strong ethnic networks.