By Amy Chua
An awe-inspiring, usually hilarious, and unerringly sincere tale of 1 mother's workout in severe parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of elevating her kids the chinese language approach.
All good mom and dad are looking to do what's top for his or her teenagers. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother finds is that the chinese language simply have a wholly varied thought of the way to do this. Western mom and dad attempt to admire their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their precise passions and delivering a nurturing surroundings. The chinese language think that find out how to guard your kids is by way of getting ready them for the longer term and arming them with talents, powerful paintings behavior, and internal self belief. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed determination to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the chinese language way-and the outstanding effects her selection conjures up.
listed here are a few issues Amy Chua may by no means enable her daughters to do:
• have a playdate
• be in a college play
• bitch approximately no longer being in a college play
• now not be the number 1 pupil in each topic other than fitness center and drama
• play any device except the piano or violin
• now not play the piano or violin
in fact Lulu and Sophia might by no means have had time for a playdate. They have been too busy practising their tools (two to 3 hours an afternoon and double periods at the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin.
in fact not anyone is ideal, together with Chua herself. Witness this scene:
"According to Sophia, listed here are 3 issues i really stated to her on the piano as I supervised her practising:
1. Oh my God, you're simply getting worse and worse.
2. I'm going to count number to 3, then i would like musicality.
3. If the following time's now not excellent, I'm going to take your entire crammed animals and burn them!"
yet Chua calls for as a lot of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting cognizance spent learning her daughters' performances, the workplace hours misplaced shuttling the ladies to lessons-the intensity of her love for her young ones turns into transparent. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the variations in jap and Western parenting--and the teachings mom and dad and youngsters all over the place educate each other.