Jennifer Louie, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Louie, a Chinese American, said Park’s approach is a positive one.
“It’s OK to be uncomfortable, and for you to not know how to do it because our parents didn’t really know how to do it,” Louie told “GMA.” “That is a cultural thing. It’s not just because we Asian Americans as a culture wanted to assimilate and that was the way many families thought. It’s also a general tendency to avoid negative emotions and difficulty expressing emotions.”