A Study On Chinese Mother

Decent Essays

In the beginning of the article, author Chua gives the reader a list of things that she forbidden her two daughters, Sophia and Louisa, to ever do. The list contain items such as: no sleepover, no play date, no school play, no TV nor computer, no grade less than A, no other extracurricular activities without parents approval, no other instruments beside piano and violin. Author Chua claims that this is the list “Chinese mother” would applied to create genius kids such as “math whizzes and music prodigies” (1). Moreover, she explains that “Chinese mother” do not necessary need to be Chinese, but it is more of a term to describe a very strict parenting style.
Chu indicates “Chinese mother” and “Western parents” teaching styles are like night and day. She supports her theory with examples such as: the practice hour’s differences between two parenting styles-three hours versus 30 minutes of practice time; “Chinese mother” would stayed hours to do homework with their kids, whereas “Western parents” are suggested that “’stressing academic success is not good for children’ or that ‘parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun’”(4). Chua argues that when children get good at something the tasks and exercises become fun and exciting to do although it might seem harsh in the process. Author Chua implicates that practice makes everything perfect, thus persistent is the key to success. She indicates that once the kids get compliments, respect, and contentment their confidence

Get Access