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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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Amy Chua

Chinese parents frequently appear excessively demanding towards their children, employing strict instructions and discipline that surpass what most Western families would consider acceptable. Nevertheless, this approach originates from a profound and sincere aspiration to equip their children for their future and show them what hard work can accomplish. Make sure your children are getting good grades. The Tiger Mom employs strict measures to motivate children to enhance their academic performance. To prioritize their studies, she prohibits socializing, having sweets, and enjoying activities until their homework is completed in the best way. It is only when children perform at the top of their class in all they do that a Tiger Mother feels confident their future is secure.

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Born in the USA to Chinese immigrant parents, Amy Chua was raised with strict values that emphasized hard work and achievement rather than encouragement and coddling. Her book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", recounts her own journey of raising her third-generation children based on her parents' traditional beliefs. Through this memoir, Chua provides an insightful and at times controversial perspective on parenting, showcasing her experiences as a strict but affectionate tiger mother.

Book summary

Chinese parents frequently appear excessively demanding towards their children, employing strict instructions and discipline that surpass what most Western families would consider acceptable. Nevertheless, this approach originates from a profound and sincere aspiration to equip their children for their future and show them what hard work can accomplish. Make sure your children are getting good grades. The Tiger Mom employs strict measures to motivate children to enhance their academic performance. To prioritize their studies, she prohibits socializing, having sweets, and enjoying activities until their homework is completed in the best way. It is only when children perform at the top of their class in all they do that a Tiger Mother feels confident their future is secure.

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There is a great difference between Chinese and Western parenting styles.

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Chinese parents instill perseverance in their children and dedicate significant effort to equip them for the future.

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Fun is not important to Chinese parents and happiness is not prioritized when raising a child.

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The child-rearing approaches commonly employed in Chinese culture may appear strict, but Chinese parents don't mind it.

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Chinese immigrants of the younger generation do not follow the strict behavior of previous generations.

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