Analysis Of Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother By Amy Chua

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Most parents want what is best for their children even if that means pushing them to their limits. Every parent is different in how they raise their child, some are strict, some are carefree, and some try to act like best friends to their children. Amy Chua is a mother of two girls and she chose to raise them like a chinese parent instead of an american parent. Chua wrote an article called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which explains how she raised her children and how different chinese parents are from american parents. In the article Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother the author Amy Chua states that “ Chinese Parents” are vastly different from “western parents.” Wester parents are too concerned with their children's self-esteem and are…show more content…
For example Chua said that her father called her “garbage” because she was disrespectful to her mother. Western parents on the other hand would never think about saying that to their children. Education is a huge part of Chinese culture so Chinese parents do not let their children to get below an “A”. If a child gets below an “A” then a chinese mother will find tons of resources to help their child succeed. Chinese parents do not let their children give up, they will make them practice for hours at a time. Chua made her daughter practice over and over on the piano until she got the song right. Chua even threatened her daughter that is she did not get the song by that night then she would never get to celebrate a holiday again and that her toys would be donated to the Salvation Army. After countless practicing her daughter finally got the song correct. Western parents would not push their children like that and let them give up. Chinese parents will tell their children what they are and are not going to do and they will override their child's desires because they know what is best for them. Chinese parents think that their children owe them everything…show more content…
She gives good reasonings as to why parents are so strict to their children. Chinese parents what to see their children to succeed and make them proud. Chua makes it easy for the reader to connect with the article by sharing her personal story. For example, Chua talks about her daughter and how she forced her daughter to learn how to play the song “ The Little White Donkey” on the piano. They fought for hours about whether she could play it or not but Chua’s daughter finally got the hang of it and played it in her school’s talent show. Parents came up to Chua and told her that the song was perfect for her daughter and that they were very impressed with how well she played
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