Do Sikh parents understand what their sons and daughters go through? First I want to talk about Sikh families currently living in America. A lot of my Sikh friends have cut their hair due to pressure and wanting to attract opposite sex. Today's society in America is hard to be part of as a Sikh myself. Going to an majority white school in a majority Christian country is a tough thing. Sikh parents make sacrifices to come to America, but they don't realize it is a whole different world. They don't understand how to take make sure their sons and daughters are doing alright. Now I'm not saying all Sikh parents are like this. I asked my Dad a couple of days ago why he moved to America. He said that he wanted a better life in America. I said do you realize all of your family are mostly in India. I even told him do you think Americans today respect all Sikhs with a pagh? My dad is never concerned with me getting bullied back in elementary school. Why is this? I told my Dad if you really want me to be strong with my Sikhi faith you should of lived in India. I have heard stories of Sikh families coming to America and their sons cutting their hair due to the new society they have been brought up in? How do we stop this? Some Sikh parents are too strict at a point they see what their kids go through everyday. Why does our Sikh families move out of India to different countries? I can see how they want to live a better life or they were already born in that country, but wouldn't it be great if Sikhi sangat in India was bigger and more productive? Do Sikh parents really realize what their kids have to go through in a different country where they are seen as different?