A Chinese-American professor, Amy Chua, recently published an except of her memoirs in which she described the benefits of her very strict approach to parenting. She mentioned, for example, how her children were not allowed to come less than first in every subject except drama and PE, and she explained why calling her daughters garbage when they didn’t behave the way she wanted showed the girls how much she cared for them.
View the original article here: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
This article quickly became controversial and attracted a lot of comments:
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Critical articles, including this one from CNN, were soon published:
Another critical article is this rebuttal from a Shanghainese mother:
Here is Amy Chua’s response:
The featured image is a detail view of Yuko Shimizu’s illustration Battle Hymn of Tiger Mother.
What do you think of the ‘Tiger Mom’ approach to parenting?