Asian parenting for Asian children. Why it works.
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Asian vs the West. Which Gives Children a Chance at Success?
A kid plays the piano in front of an audience of adults in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Photo: CFP
When speaking of “Chinese parents,” words like controlling, strict, and authoritarian usually come to mind, thanks in part to Amy Chua, a Yale law professor, who wrote about how she educated her two daughters as a “Tiger Mother” almost two years ago.
But why are Chinese parents, and perhaps parents in East Asian countries as well, so controlling? Scientists are trying to unravel the cultural and psychological reasons behind it.
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