According to Chua there are three differences that cause the Chinese mothers to be “superior.” First, Chinese parents don’t care as much about their kid’s self-esteem as Western mothers do. Second, Chinese parents assert that any goal their kids reach is all thanks to their parents. Lastly, Chinese parents are sure that they always know what is best for them. Western parents might see some of these as unacceptable, and even in some ways abusive, but according to Chua, these are the things that make Chinese mothers have such successful children. One of the things Chinese mothers seem to be very good at compared to
Michael Brunswick Martin W130 April 17, 20 Final Copy: CC Comparative Critique of “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” by Amy Chua “Mother Inferior” by Hanna Rosin: Tiger Mom vs. Tiger Mailroom” by Patrick Goldstein Amy Chua has introduced a unique way of parenting through her article “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” in contrast to western practices. In response to her article, the authors Hanna Rosin and Patrick Goldstein have responded with a different point of view concerning the practice of methods used to educate individuals. As they present their arguments, we will better understand each writer’s position on the matter of education and their stance on how it is implemented in their articles but more importantly, how each perspective will ultimately affect a child’s view on the value of parenting practices concerning education. Patrick Goldstein has taken the stance of the ability to bypass the basic need of the pursuit of knowledge to further one’s career. The example of hard work or ingenuity would prevail in the overall scheme of things and using examples of individuals that have become successful with inventions or self-motivation versus ardent instruction, Goldstein’s stance on education is secondary to talent and the ability to form relationships that could possibly advance one’s professional status is more important than self-discipline through education.
Why Chinese Mothers are Superior There are numerous different ways to raise your child, and the “Western” parents often wonder how the Chinese can get so successful kids and in this article Amy Chua, who is a professor at Yale Law School and author of “Day of Empire” and "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability." explains how the difference in the Chinese and Western methods of raising your child. When I write Chinese- and Western parents it’s in a very loose way, just like Amy Chua writes in the article. Amy Chua has two girls, Louisa and Sophia, they live in New Haven. She comes with examples throughout the book on how she raised her two girls.
Every parent has different ideas on how to raise children and believes their way is best. Amy Chua and Hanna Rosin are no exception to this. Amy Chua believes in a parenting style that is foreign and very different to Western parents. Her style is formed from a Chinese background and she refers to it as tiger parenting. Amy Chua has received a lot of criticism because of her strict parenting style.
Latifah McCollough Dr. B. Jack HIS 1302-08 April 20, 2010 Primary Source Analysis In 1949 China, under the leadership of Mao Zedong, China passed a law that granted women the same rights as men in a marriage. This was a big step in China because China’s traditional values grant men all authority. Because it was a law that broke the traditional values of the Chinese, Chinese men and women of the 1940’s may not have respected the law as well as they did others. This was the beginning of China moving forward and catching up with countries such as the United States and Europe. Many women in China were typical house wives in the 1940’s.
Also, the aging society has become a big problem in China, which is only a developing country. Therefore, the old policies of family planning needed to be amended, and Beijing decided that if either parent is an only child, then he/she is eligible to have two children of their own. Family planning is always a headline in China, and the significant change has pushed the heat of discussion into a new level. The reasons that people in China care about it variously. Here is my explanation.
Essay; “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” The article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua posted in The Wall Street Journal; January 8, 2011 is an educational philosophy of Chinese mothers and Western parenting. Amy Chua, a Chinese mother of two daughters, gives her opinion of how children should be pushed into working hard, to achieve, and be the best. “Nothing is fun until you’re good at it” – this is Amy Chua technique and opinion on how to motivate her children, to ensure that they achieves to the maximum of their abilities. But the dilemma lies, when the question of educational philosophy contrast to the western worlds. Some studies show that Chinese parents spend about 10 times as long as Western parents on academic activities with their children on a daily basis.
Like any traditional Chinese family, I was expected to excel academically and musically. When I would receive an unsatisfactory result, it was made sure that I understood why it was unacceptable. My mother communicated her message to me via many ways. Sometimes the message would be conveyed through spankings. Other times the lesson would be proclaimed through lectures and
Since majority of Chinese parents set such high standards for their children’s social life, academics, and extracurricular activities, it makes them better parents than most Western parents. In most cases, strict parenting involves parents having the responsibility to impose rules and guidelines for their children’s social life. If not, most parents feel that their children will take advantage of their free time, and utilize it in an unnecessary manner. For example, “It drew from studies which had shown that girls whose parents were 'mediocre' were more likely to experience 'significantly more internalizing problems such as low self-esteem or the use of illicit drugs'.” (Clark, 2009). Clearly, this shows that studies prove that due to ‘mediocre’ parents having less involvement in their children’s social life, will lead their children to making immature decisions that they may regret.
The joy luck club by Amy Tan Analysis of the book The bond between a mother and daughter is very strong. It goes deeper than words can reach and continues beyond the grave. During life, however, it may not be at all comfortable; there may be battles and misunderstandings, impatience and anger. And if your mother was born in pre-Revolutionary China, and you were born in San Francisco in 1950, a child of two differing cultures, how do you explain your problems to her? How will she understand your feelings?