This essay focuses on Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom. I met wanted to talk about it. Chua, who lives in New Haven, Connecticut
A popular dinnertime conversation among North American parents in early 2011 was the widespread news coverage of Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom. For a while, it seemed that almost every parent (and Chinese student) I met wanted to talk about it. Chua, who lives in New Haven, Connecticut, described her parenting experiences. This with her two daughters, and, frankly, many Western parents were shocked (Figure 5.9). This Her list of rules for her daughters included: No playdates, no sleepovers. This is no TV or computer games, no choosing one’s own extracurricular.
The activities, and no being in school plays (or complaining about not being in a school play). The girls were required to practice violin or piano for 3 hours. A day (no other instruments were acceptable) and to be the top student in class. This is in every subject except gym and drama. The Chua referred to her parenting style as “Chinese parenting,”.
This is although even she acknowledged that her variant of it was extreme by Chinese. This (or any culture’s) standards. Following the publication of Chua’s book, many newspaper articles and op-ed pieces appeared as parents debated the virtues and costs of strict parenting. A big part of the debate centered on an uncomfortable fact: Chua’s children were remarkably successful at school and at music; they were straight-A students who ended up matriculating at Harvard and Yale, and one played piano at Carnegie Hall.
Firstly, be sober
Further, be fast
further, be cautious
Lastly, be creative
lastly, be innovative