Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother By Amy Chua

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Chua Summary Amy Chua, author of the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, writes about the differences between Western style parenting and Chinese style parenting. Although Chua acknowledges that Chinese parents are strict and Western parents are less strict, she knows it is a generalization. She outlines the high expectations that Chinese parents have for their children. She compares the statistics about strictness in the eyes of Western and Chinese parents. Chua says that Chinese parents get away with things that Western parents can’t. She also expresses that she does things to her children that her parents did to her. She describes Chinese parents as straight up and honest. She describes Western parents as people that care too much…show more content…
Chua story is of current interest because there are many controversial debates on parenting. Some people think that parenting should be like a friendship. Others think that parenting should be about discipline. The idea of a friendship type of parenting is that the child will trust them enough to tell them anything and that they will confide in their parent for everything. The idea of a discipline parenting style is to show the child that the parent is in charge and that the child should do as they are told or there will be consequences. Many parents have a discipline and friendship relationship with their children. Choosing the type of way someone wants to parent their child is difficult. Chua talks about how in Chinese style parenting the parent is in control and whatever the parent says is what the child has to do. She says that Chinese parents think their children owe them everything. She says they still love their children and would do anything for them. She expresses that Western parents care about their children and their self-esteems too much. Chua claims that they would be fine with their child getting an A- whereas a Chinese parent would be upset. She talks about teaching her daughter, Lulu, a song on the piano and how she tried and tried to play it but she just couldn’t do it. She had her work for hours and threatened her without food or birthday parties if she kept getting it wrong and if

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