This quantitative study examined the quality of relationships between Vietnamese young adults and their parents and how these impact school attitudes. The acculturation of Vietnamese young adults, as well as their perceived parental acculturation were also explored with the purpose to understand the experiences of being a second-generation immigrant. Participants consisted of 143 Vietnamese young adults ranging in age from 18-29 years old (M = 21.7, SD = 2.56), with the majority born in the U.S. Results indicated that participants who had more trust with moms reported higher academic self-perception. In addition, participants who spoke Vietnamese more fluently reported a closer relationship with their mother. Results also indicated that higher Vietnamese culture identity was a predictor for goal valuation, while Vietnamese language was a predictor for motivation/self-regulation. Implications and future research for Vietnamese families are also discussed.