Hong Kong Parents: Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

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Hong Kong parents are known for their rare yet famous parenting approaches including ‘Monster Parents’, ‘Tiger Mothers’ and ‘Helicopter Parents’. One reason behind the rise in such practices is when the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” came into light (Chua, 2014). Parents became influenced by it due to the successful story of the author’s daughters ending up in Harvard University in the book. As a result, parents also want their child to be like them. Hence, they tend to adopt and imitate such methods of disciplining the children. In addition, there are a total of four types of parenting styles in general including: Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive and Uninvolved/Neglectful (Morin, 2017). Characteristics and effects of such parenting on children’s social and emotional development are discussed below.
Authoritarian Parenting:
This style gives limited freedom to children. Parents tend to put a high value on conformity and obedience by performing strictly, tightly monitoring their children and expressing little warmth (boundless.com). Rather than educating the child politely about what is right/wrong, they use punishments as a way to discipline the child. For instance, they may use threats to force the child into obeying their instructions or commands such as ‘if you don’t clean your room within 15 minutes, I will throw all of your toys into the garbage truck’.
Authoritarian Children’s Social and Emotional Development:
Although children raised
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