Analysis Of ' Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother ' Essay

1205 Words Apr 25th, 2016 5 Pages
In 2011, Amy Chua shared her personal narrative in her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which raised awareness about southeastern Asian parenting techniques. She too is a tiger mom, who pressures her children, now teenageers, to excel in everything, whether it be sports, academics, or a musical instrument. The story is relatable; however; it is scrutinized by western parents who encourage independence in their children, not confinement. Southeastern Asian parents seek structure, and in order for them to do so, endless boundaries are set, from social life to the ideal beauty. Although the parenting techniques of southeastern Asians sometimes do cause teenagers stress and are therefore seen as forceful, studies show that their sons and daughters mostly benefit from the discipline.
People who grow up in the United States will ask teenagers, “Why don’t you just tell your parents, ‘No?’ It is such a simple word in country that values individuality, freedom, and justice for all. However, according to a New York University article, [southeastern] Asian parents raise their child built on the Confucian value of filial piety, which means to respect one 's elders (Poon). This idea is ingrained into the child’s mind at a young age, and as she grows up, she continues to follow it. Dishonorable. Disgraceful. Disloyal. Words that go through a daughter’s thoughts as she imagines what it would be like to go against her parents’ wishes. The Washington Post shared a story about Wynne,…

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