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Parenting In Amy Chua's Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

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We pulled up to the mailbox, and my father stepped out of the driver’s seat to go check the mail. The car fell silent with great anticipation until he came back with magazines, newspapers, advertisements, but what stood out the most were three envelopes with the emblem of the Merced City School District. Not even three minutes in of opening the envelopes I began to bawl. The week prior to receiving the mail I had already knew in advance what to expect in the envelope; however, I couldn’t control what was going to happen in this situation. My father opened the envelope with my name on it, and an expression of disappointment made way to his face. In that envelope way my sixth-grade report card, and on that report card was five A’s and a single B. As soon as we got home a sense of danger lingered in the air. Not even single word and I was given a swift hit with the slender bamboo stick. The physical pain faded quickly; however, the feeling of disappointment in myself began to develop. I spent numerous of hours studying, I always did what I was told, and being an Asian my cultural background shaped me to who…show more content…
In the book, Chua argues the differences between Asian and Western parenting and gives her experience of raising her children. Chua states that her was intended to be a “story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones” (Chua). From Chua’s outlandish statements in her book it lead to research on “tiger parenting”. Su Yeong Kim, a writer who wrote an article called, What is “tiger” parenting? How does it affect children?, which was inspired Chua’s book, stated that “the response among Asian Americans [have] been generally positive” (Kim). From Chua’s and Kim’s opinions on Asian parenting, I believe that since tiger parenting is integrated in Asian culture, many Asians feel like Asian parenting is more positive than
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