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Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua
and provocative, this is a unique and important memoir that
will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such
stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese
parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music
prodigies, what itís like inside the family, and whether
they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because Iíve
daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting
and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional
musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly
seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not
tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming
child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be
forced to play the piano?
Battle Hymn of the Tiger
Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two
dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents
are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead,
itís about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of
glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old.
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