Essay On Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

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Dear Mrs. Amy Chua, As an experienced (seasoned) mother of four, having recently read an excerpt from your book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” I unconditionally disagree with your perspective on this idea. Your ideal parenting method is unacceptable as it damages self-esteem, confidence, and creativity. It truly scares me to think that the content of your article may persuade amateur parents to mimic you and your “tactics”, which would be an absolutely tragic plummet in parenting standards, sending us back to the 1900s. I understand that you believe that the best way to raise a child is through an intense regimen consisting of limited leisure and long hours of study. However, you must recognize that there is much more to childhood than this. Do you have any recollection of what you were like as a child, and what you wanted? I can hardly believe that as a 10-year-old, your sole purpose in life was to become what you want your child to be now. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this matter. I am appalled by your arrogance and that you have the audacity to think that you are “superior”. I stand by my decision for my stance because children are not machines. They too, believe it or not, have emotion, limits and temperaments.…show more content…
This unique ability to imagine outside the expected is deemed crucial in the modern work environment. Your article may be missing information on how your parenting model affects the future career and success of your children. As disappointing as it is, they can’t all be doctors! This creative thinking proves to be a factor heavily considered in most positions of employment and it makes someone stand out amongst other applicants. This individuality of a person is what makes them special and needed in a
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