Amy Chua and Amy Tan act contrastingly about how to train their daughters to do their best. Both excerpts show that their daughters are not able to make smart accommodations of their own; however, both parents feel differently about how their children should be raised. Though Chua and Tan have different ways of mothering their daughters, they both aim to teach their daughters to do their best at all times.
In discussions about raising children in different cultures between Chinese and Western families, Chinese mothers and Western mothers raise their children differently from each other. Amy Chua, in her essay entitled “How Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” argues that Chinese mothers are extremely more strict and harsh when it comes to parenting their children’s self-esteem while Chinese mothers do not while they assume “strength, not fragility” from their children. She also believes that it is necessary to limit the children in their daily lives in order to achieve greatness and honor to their family. Amy Chua is led to this conclusion due to research and examples of her own life as a Chinese daughter as well. My own view on the issue is that Chinese
Lastly, she points that Chinese parents believe to know what's best for their children. She goes on to give an example of this by saying "That's why Chinese daughters can't have boyfriends in high school and why Chinese kids can't go to sleepaway camp." Her belief in sorting out the child's priorities over their wants is an indicator that she focuses only on the things that can bring forth success opposed to Westerners who would permit their children to do these things along with others. Despite the opinions of others, she still has a positive outlook on the cultural Chinese parenting style.
In “Adapted from Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” author Amy Chua argues that, instead of constantly praising a child for the slightest success, parents should only expect perfection from their children and nothing less. She explains that Western parents are not as strict on their children as Chinese parents are. That Western parents don’t believe in stressing educational success and that education should be something fun. In contrast, Chinese parents believe that academic success is very important and to get good at something it takes practice and hard work which may not seem fun at first but in the long run the activity becomes fun once mastered. Chua also believes that Chinese parents can get away with things that Western parents cannot such as calling their child garbage after being misbehaved. Chua states three main differences between Western parents and Chinese parents.
Both stories investigate the difference between American and Chinese parenting styles from two women’s point of view – Hanna Rosin and Amy Chua.
Questions have been raised on whether Chinese parenting raises more flourishing children than Western parenting. Despite what people think, in Amy Chua's essay “The Roar of the Tiger Mom”, she portrays the differences between the beliefs of Chinese parenting and Western parenting. Chua introduces the views of a Chinese parent compared to the views of a Western parent. The methods used by Chinese mothers in raising their children are drastically different from Western mothers. Each defends their methods and believes the other group is doing their job poorly. In the end, both types of parents just want one thing-- successful children.
The stories "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior" by Amy Chua and "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan portray how children are raised in Chinese-American culture and what beliefs predominate in Chinese-American communities. In Chinese-American culture, mothers approach raising their children differently from many other American parents. While there are many similarities among these Chinese parents, variation can still be seen in the level of persistence and determination each individual parent pours into their parenting. These differences in persistence can be what make the difference in the results.
There are many different methods of how learning develops in children. The two authors show different ways that parents approach encouraging their children’s potential and ability to achieve success. In Amy Chua’s essay “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” she writes a memoir of how she raised her two daughters following her interpretation of the Chinese culture. She limited her daughter’s extracurricular activities and forced them to perfect every subject in school in order to be successful academically even though her method was harsh. She made every decision thinking in the best interest for her daughter’s future. Those thoughts about the future are counterfactual thoughts of what possibilities that may happen in the future, according to
Amy Chua, a Yale professor, wrote the piece “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” sparked disbelief and fury in America after it was published in 2011. Chua raises her children in what would be, a brutal and harsh way for Western parents. In Chuas writing piece, she does not convey how her parenting style is better, because she fails to make a logical bond reader due to the fact that her parenting style may be seen as harsh, or even a disputable way to bring up a child. Chuas parenting technique comes from China, this includes a harsh and meticulous approach to all school work, and of the instrument the parent chooses for the child. She believes that this a much more superior way of parenting, compared to Western parenting, Chua provides
Because America is such a diverse country, there are many differences between cultures of various immigrant groups. Members of each culture, have their own beliefs and values regarding what they think is right. The cultural diversity allows for each person to have a different view of things. Amy Chua’s essay “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” she describes her way of parenting her two daughters following Chinese values about education. She explains how Western parents are much more lenient than Chinese parents with their children and education. Chua gives examples of how she raised her daughter Lulu and Sophia which lead them to achieve success. She makes comparisons between Western and Chinese parenting styles throughout the essay and concludes that both types of parents want the best for their children, but just approach parenting it in different ways. In the article, “Chinese vs Western Mothers: Q&A with Amy Chua,” Amy Chua is interviewed by Belinda Luscombe where she clarifies how her Chinese method of parenting did not hurt her children the way many readers thought it did. Chua explains that her relationship with her two daughters is very strong and believes there are many effective ways of parenting in addition to the Chinese approach. Chua’s essay shows the Chinese immigrant approach to parenting and gives insight into why so many children of Chinese parents are so successful. Discussing the cultural differences shows the risk of stereotyping groups where feelings
Which parenting style will lead to a child becoming successful and stable in life? Many argue about the answer to this question. There are four main types of parenting styles. There’s authoritarian parenting which follows a set of strict rules and doesn’t necessarily nurture the child; apathetic towards their emotions, demanding a sort of blind obedience from the child. Authoritative parenting which takes a more moderate approach; setting high standards, nurtures, and responds to the child’s emotions. Permissive parenting which is reluctant to impose rules and standards, preferring to allow kids to regulate themselves. Finally, there’s the hands-off parenting in which the parent doesn’t involve themselves
In January 2011 the Wall Street Journal published an article called “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” (WRAC 261-265), it was an expert from a book written by Amy Chua, and was soon the topic of much controversy. Chua came under much criticism for the way that she was raising her children. Many people though the way she was raising them was very much out of line. I for one think that Chua was only trying to instill in her children what she thought was important; even so, some of her tactics may have been a bit brash.
It began with her choosing their instruments and denying them to have playdates and sleepovers. Her kids began to do everything they were told and had no leisure time and freedom. A minus’ were frowned upon while B’s were unacceptable. Boyfriends in high school, TV, video games, and school plays were all forbidden in the lives of the Chinese children. In the overall picture, Amy told her kids childhood is not fun and games but is there to prepare you for the future and everything she was doing was for them. All the money Chinese parents put into her kids success has kept the their kids from quitting. All the hours of personally tutoring, training, interrogating, and watching their every move has trapped the children to be indebted to them. Chinese parents decisions, as shown in the memoir, overrides all their children's wants and dreams. Lulu, before rebelling was not allowed to quit violin no matter how much she hated it and it destroyed the relationship with her mother. Amy explained how Sophia, lacking a social life, ran home from school everyday so she had enough time to get in all the hours of piano and homework. If either of her kids had a choice, they would hang out with friends and dial down on the work. Later, when Lulu rebelled she made the choice to quit the violin and pursue her interest in tennis. As Jed, Amy’s western husband said, “Children don’t choose their parents, they don’t even choose to be born” (Chua
Amy Chua style is more of authoritarian. I understand that we all want what’s best for our children’s but for the Chinese parents it seems like they want to control their child life’s, there is a certain role parents have but being extremely controlling with the child life’s they are not giving them the opportunity to learn and explore for themselves. Chinses parents think they know best for their children but to having a saying in their life the children might always wonder what if or they might not even know what to do later on in life when the parents are not around they might let someone else control their life since they been so use to it. Chinese parents demand perfect grades because they believe that their child can get them. If their child doesn't get them, the Chinese parent assumes it's because the child didn't work hard enough. We all want our children to get good grades and sometimes push them so they can but there are times were the children just doesn’t understand but that does not mean they didn’t work hard enough; they are trying their best so all we should do is tell them they done the best they can
Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, the author of “The World on Fire”, “Day of Empire”, and “Why They Fall”, in a Wall street Journal on January 8th, 2011, believes chinese mothers are the most rigorous on their children. The title of the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was not chosen by Amy, but by the Wall Street Journal. Even though Amy did not write the title, there is reasoning that she does believe that chinese parenting is superior. Everyone is wondering how their children excel above everyone else. Thesis…