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Review: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

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At once provocative and laughoutloud funny, BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER set off a global parenting debate with its story of one mother's journey in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting tries to respect and nurture children's individuality, while Chinese parents typically believe that arming children with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence prepares them best ... Read full review

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Wow
What mother is perfect? I believe this mother had the best intentions for her children and chose the parenting style she thought was best. The fact that so much negative attention was drawn to
this book shows how laid back we've become as parents. I'm not I'm not saying that her parenting style wasn't abusive at times but who has ever raised a child and not been abusive in some way? Every time you hurt your child it's considered abusive, either emotionally, physically, or mentally. This book was real. 

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From what I have heard about the book - I am a bit of a tiger mom. I enjoyed reading the book but realized I am not in her league at all. She had some really good points that made me think about how to balance it all. Definately worth the read. I would love to hear from the daughters, especiallly as they get older. 

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A humorous look at Western parenting styles versus American-Chinese parenting styles that illustrates that parenting is a frustrating job no matter where the children live and what their cultural heritages are.
Amy Chua adds her own unique brand of commentary to the mix of views on parenting.
Asian parents are by far the most accomplished citizens/residents of the USA. They have a difficult challenge in keeping their children on the path to accomplishment while exposing them to cultural advantages of living in the USA.
 

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It was an interesting read. I do agree with her that parents should provide structure and discipline to children. Spending time on facebook for 10 hours is more interesting but a total waste of time. I think it's great to enroll children in piano and violin lessons to develop discipline and responsibility. I cannot agree, however, with her her verbal abuse and striving to be number one and not two or three in anything. For her it's no longer emphasizing on learning and doing one's best; it's about being NUMBER ONE and winning a power struggle with her daughters. By the way I am Asian. 

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