This book is a memoir about how the Chinese parents raised her two daughters
This tiger mother does everything for them in pursuit of their future
But of course every child loves just fun but not work
So in this parenting there's a lot of struggle and dispute going on
Very interesting to see the model of parenting
And then to reflect how an ideal parenting is going to be to u
Although I do not agree with the way Amy Chua raised her daughters, (I'm soooo Western!) I did gain a bit of understanding about why she chose to raise them the way she did. While I think that her methods were harsh and possibly painful to her daughters, I did feel that she had her daughters best interests in mind. This book has also given me a bit more insight as to why foreign national children behave/succeed the way they do....Continua
My hub gave me this book because he wanted to show me what a stresfull mother I can be. He wanted to offer me a mirror image to myself in order for me to be shocked and to learn how to be a good mother. Well, this book was a fantastic surprise: Amy Chua actually revised her raising method and joined to very different conclusions from those she has been "accused" of. I really loved this book!...Continua
I bought this book from Singapore. I think it serves as the best souvenir because Singapore is also a place of mix and match. No wonder it stays top at Page one there.
The general comparison between Western and Chinese parental guidance is fascinating. Being strict, shouting with discouraging words and complaining about A- are generally the methods used in Chinese family. By contracts their Western counterparts adopt a more "open" approach. They let their children to decide and join. And the result is Asian offspring performed better in academic, music and sports.
The Chinese mother author compares her two daughters. The elder is obedient and the younger is the opposite, even she called "rebellious". Anyway both of them are outstanding among the social group.
Yet I would say the structure of the last parts are loose. Talking about dogs and her sisters are making the book more like a biography. The author also admits she does not know how to end. I think it is absolutely a bad ending.
This book generally provides a biased personal view about the difference between Chinese (mainly immigrant families) and Western parenting. But the way of telling those family anecdotes is candid and hilarious. What it touches me most is how mother and daughter relationship could deteriorate to a degree which every word they say is meant to hurt each other; while recover with more understanding, love and hugs.
Chinese review is here (中文心得在此):http://renewangtw.blogspot.com/2011/05/tiger-mother.html...Continua