Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

1496 Words Sep 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Amy Chua’s “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” highlights the different ways of parenting. Even though her title specifically states “Chinese Mothers,” this term is used to describe vast majority of Asian parents’ way of nurturing. These “tiger mothers” make their kids practice musical instrument numerous hours a day without a break and demand straight As. They force their children to keep enhancing their academic skill because she thinks that her children have the potential to be the best. The kids’ achievements are considered to be a result of a successful parenting. On the other hand, American way of parenting gives freedom to the children to choose whatever path they want. Chua’s “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” discusses whether Chinese way of parenting is superior to American way of parenting. She excellently presents her points to support the validity of her argument. Chua challenges Western way of childbearing and presents different point of view for Americans to consider.
Chua argues that kids owe their parents everything. Being born to the family requires sacrifice from the parents. This is the reason why children should obey their parents even though that means suffering for them. She claims that kids will not like to practice until they are good at something. Children need to be forced until they are good enough and willing to dedicate more time on their own. Eventually, their skills will give them self-esteem and confidence. However, this ability will not be…
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