Amy Chua 's Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother Essay

749 Words Oct 31st, 2016 3 Pages
Amy Chua is a professor from Yale Law School and the mother of two adolescent girls, Sophia and Louisa. She is also a famous author who wrote the book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which illustrates how the parenting skills of Chinese mothers not only differ from those of Western parents but also how they are superior. After reading Amy Chua’s essay on the superiority of the Tiger Mom, I believe I’ve come to the conclusion that her parenting methods are morally unjust and insensitive
In the excerpt adapted from “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” Amy Chua argues the differences between Chinese and Western mothers parenting styles, and how the outcomes are on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Focusing on the stereotype that children of Chinese mothers are more successful I will not argue that point; although, I will disagree with it 's formality. Chua states “they wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and musical prodigies.” (pg.305) while on the other hand, Western parents raise their kids with keeping their feelings in mind; not being even half as strict in order to protect hurting their self-esteem or confidence. I think that many points in the article Chua is guilty of using logical fallacies. She continuously uses the term “Western Parents” in relation to Chinese parents, as if the points she’s making are objective truth. For instance, that Western parents all raise their children the same way. She is putting all of these “parents” in the same…

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