Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother: An Analysis

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After Amy Chua, a mother who successfully sent her two daughters to Harvard University and Yale University, published a book named Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a kind of special education term called Tiger Mother, which is a strict parenting term for parents to push their children to be successful academically through some extreme methods like force their children to sacrifice most of free time in repeating doing practice, raises heated debate around the world. Some western countries even try to value this kind of authoritarian education. However, Tiger Mother is not a suitable way for every child because it might have bad influence on children’s self-development, family and social relationship, as well as their psychology. Moreover, those…show more content…
One the one hand, as for relationship with parents, based on a designed research done in 2014, the researchers found that those children who are educated by “traditional Asian way”, would have less time to get together with their parents and are more likely to be come into conflict with their parents compared to those who are educated in a softer way (Hsin and Xie, 8420-8421). The unfamiliar parent-child relationship might due to the dissatisfaction of children to their parents. Understandably, nobody wants to be controlled by others, even though by parents. Regardless of the over control, children are too young to understand that parents are just using a wrong way to concern about them. So they sometimes exaggerate parents’ “strict” to “evil suppression”, which makes their relationship with parents come to a deadlock. On the other hand, for other social relationship, Tiger Mother also can be seemed as an obstacle for children to obtain social competence. In Chua’s family, attending school play or other after-school activities are not allow, either (Chua, 1-2). From this angle, children under authoritarian education could get little time to be with their friends and teachers in school, which means they lack of social events and are not capable to exercise their diffuse skills very often. Beijing Normal University confirms that Children with stern education have less possibility to be accept by their peers and teachers by doing survey of 304 children from different elementary schools (Chen, Qi and Hong, 867-869). In conclusion, Tiger Mother indirectly estranges children’s family and social
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