This article is an expansion on Rasmussen’s and Moore & McDowell’s articles on parenting, offering the opportunity to increase clinicians’ cultural competency in appreciating the distinctive experiences of Mexican American communities. This article raises awareness of the tension points and resiliency of Mexican immigrant families and promotes social inclusion at a time when the United States has become increasingly hostile toward people of Mexican descent. Adler’s progressive assertions have encouraged many to consider diversity factors essential to tailoring the treatment of patients and their families. Further, his theory has allowed for clinicians to argue that in the treatment of parenting reorientation, one style of parenting does not fit well with all families. The lead author uses personal anecdotes to highlight themes addressed in this article. Last, we provide suggestions for clinicians to consider both in and outside of treatment.


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