Dissonant Acculturation

Dissonant Acculturation occurs when children learn the new culture and loss their home country culture with a pace faster than their parents. This happens when the social capital in the immigrants’ receiving country is absent or rare. Children are more exposed to the foreign culture and they learn it fast. For example, when children have more interactions with the American children, they learn their values more quickly than their parents. Learning of language at school or in the foreign community outside and adapting to the food habits of the foreign culture are inculcated in children faster than their parents when there is weaker ethnic network available for interaction.