Parent-Clash Of Culture

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Who is the better Parent -Clash of Cultures?
Being a parent is a rewarding job and we always want what we feel is best for our children. Sometimes what we want may not always be the best. Some parents are too demanding and some are too lenient. Does that make the person a bad parent or a good parent? Some cultures say Westerns are too lenient and our children are lazy. Westerners feel other cultures are too harsh and to demanding of their children. So who is the better parent? Is it the Westerner’s, Chinese, Scottish, or some other culture?
First let’s look at some parenting styles. There are three parenting styles that were first identified by Baumrind. First is `authoritarian, authoritative and permissive (or indulgent) ', the fourth category
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Hopefully you have read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and if so what are your thoughts and feelings of her parenting style and what is your parenting style? If not take a moment to read it. It will have you thinking about what kind of a parent you are.

References
Chua, A. (2011, pg 12, 3). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. New York: The Penguin Press.
Chua, A. (2011, pg 3-4). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. New York: The Penguin Press.
Chua, A. (2011, pg.103, 3). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. New York: The Penguin Press.
Chua, A. (2011, pg.4). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. New York: The Penguin Press.
Chua, A. (2011, pg.5, 2). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. New York: The Penguin Press.
Edwards, S. (2014, 7, October 14). Parenting Styles and Diana Baumrind. Retrieved from Parenting Styles: http://www.parentingstyles.co.uk/parenting-styles-diana-baumrind.html
Hopgood, M.-L. (2014, 4-5). Parenting Styles from Around the World. Retrieved November 15, 2014, from www.Parenting.com: http://www.parenting.com/article/parenting-styles
Ramaekers, S., & Suissa, J. (2012, pg.76). The claims of Parenting: Reasons, Resposibility and Society. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2251-4

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