Zijian Liu 110424163 Amy is a good mother A lot of criticism points to Amy Chua and her “tiger” parenting after her book Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother was published. These criticisms come from people in different cultures, some even from China, and mostly focus on Amy’s strict attitude and dominant control in her parenting. According to the book, Amy made many strict rules for her daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu), and forced them to practice musical instruments many hours a day. In her book, Amy explains many ideas of her Chinese parenting in simple words and compares them to Western parenting, but many people cannot accept her ideas and consider such a parenting is harmful for children.
Parenting Styles Based on the work of Diana Baumrind (1991), a developmental psychologist, Parenting Styles are commonly used in psychology today. Baumrind identified three initial parts of parenting styles: authoritative parenting, authoritarian parenting and permissive parenting style. Parenting Styles have a two-dimensional framework expanded by Maccoby and Martin (1983). The two dimensional parenting behavior are demandingness and responsiveness. Parenting styles are important, as it determines largely the kind of environment a child is raised in.
(Anonymous). Another issue that can impact the academic achievement gap is the family factors and experiences. As stated in the findings of the Sociological Perspective, “parental educational expectations for their children affected school achievement among a sample of African American adolescents”
Parenting Philosophy Family of Origin Parenting has never been easy, and as any parent will admit, it is a very exhausting job. At the same time, parents often claim that it gives the greatest rewards in life. Good parenting is often thought that parents must be involved in the minutiae of their kids’ lives in order to be successful. However, the main goal of parenting is to produce worthy citizens who contribute to their fellow human beings, and it must be up to the individual parent(s) to decide what looks like. Growing up, my parents were very strict, but very fair and compassionate as well.
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.
Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a memoir full of thoughts and memories and contains a very complex style of writing that provokes important questions about the construction of culture, controversy, and identity. Her style of writing captures the reader's attention that the readers are able to come up with their own point of view about the controversies that have been mentioned throughout the book itself. This book is about an asian mother, Amy herself, who parented her children, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu), in the traditional East Asian culture way, following her own parent’s footsteps. However, as she shared her parenting skills in her story, it became a worldly topic that has created controversies among the different viewpoints
I have also learned an important lesson. We never get the opportunity back for each time the parent pushes the child away. I should try my best to acknowledge the child’s feelings and meet the child’s interests, needs and wishes at any time. 6. Experiential Activity: (game, activity, hands-on, role-playing) Topics/Titles: Giant: Explore authoritarian parenting style
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Critique Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School, has created an article called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother that intensively describes differences in the usage of parenting methods in Chinese and Westerners culture. The author has personally raised her children in a highly strict manner so her children succeed in life and academics. Chua often refers to the term “Chinese mother” that describes her parenting style apart from Western parents. The main purpose of this article is to show the two parenting techniques and how they affect the child 's success.
Helicopter parenting 1. Outline Parenting is a very controversial subject. Everybody has an opinion as to what is the ideal way of raising your child, and many prefer for people not to interfere in this decision, but what if you’re doing it the wrong way and in reality causing more harm than good? The term “helicopter parents” is known for it’s negative reputation as it typically describes a parenting style that is focused around patterns of being “overcontrolling, overprotecting and overperfecting.”
Parenting is not as easy as it seems. Every expecting family has racing thoughts on the type of parent they would like to become. There are four major parenting styles. Those styles are; authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved. The four parenting styles have different attitudes and behaviors, they play a role in the way the children reacts.
These outlooks can dictate the continuation of schooling for these individuals and through this create an achievement gap between minorities and whites. The ability groups in which students are split into during elementary and middle school does not show a significant affect on their achievement after high school in terms of college selection, however placement during early schooling does have an impact on the curriculum a student is taught, which can affect college selection and achievement (Moller, Strearns, Potochick, and Southworth 2011). Due to these achievement setbacks constructed by American society, minority populations are viewed in a negative light by white culture. White mainstream culture deems non-Asian minorities to be lazy and lack initiative (Brezina and Winder 2003). This perspective not only reinforces stereotypical prejudices, but also does not direct focus on the racial inequalities minorities face in the educational system.
Asian students perform as well as white students in reading and better than white students in math. Reformers ignore these gains and castigate the public schools for the persistence of the gap. Closing the racial achievement gap has been a major goal of education policy makers for at least the past decade. There has been some progress, but it has been slow and uneven. It isn’t surprising that it’s hard to narrow or close the gap if all groups are improving.
To enter an Ivy League school Asian-Americans have to stand out amongst the other academically excellent students, therefor they are placed in a more competitive environment and are expected to excel in extracurricular activities. Much more time and effort is put into their studies to obtain results that are higher than the average score, which often encourages students to achieve more than satisfactory marks; the application process takes into account a student’s academic grades and also their extracurricular
Asian and White Americans tend to score 227 points higher than African Americans. Studies have shown that over a 5 year time period the average White Americans test scores improved about 17% compared to African Americans who only improved 1.4%. But the not only African Americans scores are lower than Asian Americans and Whites, Native Americans, Mexicans, and other Hispanic races also scored the same as African Americans. In the same study the found that African Americans scored 227 points lower than White and Asian Americans, they also looked into how many African Americans scored above 700, the number compared to white Americans was pitiful. 51,587 white American passed 700 points while only 1,132 African Americans passed 700 points.
As many Asian American scholars note, at first this argument may sound plausible. But after careful investigation and in-depth research, it became clear that the real issue is not that Asian students are "competing" with other racial/ethnic minority groups. Rather, the real cause of this controversy is the widespread use of admissions factors that always seem to favor White