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Book Review: Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother by SynCityNg: 12:17pm On Sep 19, 2018
Book Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

The other day, I tweeted about how I never attended sleepovers in my friends’ houses while growing up just because my mom never agreed to them. Someone responded that I must have had a miserable childhood. This just reflects how judgmental people can be when it relates to parenting techniques.

The book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a memoir that examines this issue through the parenting strategies adopted by the author, Amy Chua. She compares the Chinese model of parenting which has been condemned by many as harsh with the western style of parenting. In her words, “Asian mothers have been portrayed as scheming, callous, overdriven people indifferent to their kids’ true interests.” Notwithstanding, a lot of Asian Kids have turned out to be prodigies and whizzes in various fields. I can’t help but wonder if this might be the the reason why they excel better than their contemporaries... https:///2NUk8Vn

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