[quote=“scomargo”]I don’t know why I get so drawn to threads like this, but I’ll try posting again anyway. If you can’t afford the tuition at the Taipei American School, will you be able to afford living in the US? It can be mighty expensive there, especially if you don’t have work rights or if you don’t have a good job. You might just be trading one set of problems for another. Another thing, American public schools aren’t always as good as you think they are.
It’s nice that people have such a high opinion of the US, but honestly, I think you can raise your children pretty well in Taiwan. If your mother bothers you that much, then don’t visit her, or don’t give her your phone number. You seem to be suffering from Taiwanese Inferiority Syndrome ™ when there’s really no need for that.
A woman I know in Taipei is in a situation similar to yours. She has a son that was born in the US while she and her ex-husband were studying there. She’s raising the son on her own in Taipei, and he’s living here on an ARC. She didn’t want to fool with Taiwanese citizenship for him either because of the military service. Regardless of how you feel about the military, you can still raise your children very well in Taiwan.[/quote]
Thanks for your encourage!
Maybe you can introduce that woman for me, if you want to. Of course so does she. We may become good friends.