Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior By Amy Chua Essay

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In Amy Chua 's "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior", an excerpt posted by the Wall Street Journal from her novel, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", Chua addresses the conception that Chinese parents raise "stereotypically successful kids"(261). As a result of Chua being raised by Chinese parents herself, and also through personal experiences raising her own children, Chua argues that the stricter Chinese parent is far more effective in raising a successful child than that of today 's Western parent. With a title that was written by the editors of the journal, Chua 's excerpt has sparked heavy controversy in the topic. While not everybody is a parent and can argue from their personal perspective of raising a child, many have taken offense to Chua 's claims as a result of their own experiences from childhood. Whether their parents were strict or easy going, many took Chua 's opinion to heart because of their own preconceived notions on techniques of which yield a happy and successful child. All in all, neither Chinese nor Western parenting techniques is superior to the other. Rather, through a combination of the two will we find a healthier solution in which results in a happy and successful individual.
Chua argues that Chinese parenting techniques will result in a more successful child than that of Western parenting techniques. Chua 's argument not only stems from her own experience of being raised by Chinese parents but also from her experiences raising her own children.…

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