Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior By Amy Chua

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How should I raise my child to get the best results? People have been asking themselves this question since the beginning of mankind. Some methods are better than others and some are quite questionable. In “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, Amy Chua discusses the effectiveness of her parenting style. This is an excerpt from Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. According to Behrens and Rosen, “the title “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was written by the editors of the [Wall Street] Journal, not by Chua, most likely in an attempt (a successful one) to attract attention and encourage controversy” (261). Chua is a professor at Yale Law School (Behrens and Rosen 261). The purpose of this text is to inform readers about Chinese parenting styles and why Chinese parents raise their children in this somewhat unorthodox manner. I believe that Chua hopes to open the minds of the individuals that immediately shun her style of parenting. The obvious theme throughout the article is rearing children. Chua focuses on her strict methods of raising children compared to others that use methods contrary to hers. I have a particular interest in this article because I have acquired an appreciation for other cultures and their practices. I believe that by learning about other cultures I learn to appreciate the things I have. Chua’s text is not arguing for nor against any parenting method, specifically. She is simply, if anything, shedding light on a method of parenting which has
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