By Amy Chua

An awe-inspiring, frequently hilarious, and unerringly sincere tale of 1 mother's workout in severe parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of elevating her little ones the chinese language approach.

All first rate mom and dad are looking to do what's most sensible for his or her youngsters. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother finds is that the chinese language simply have a wholly varied proposal of the way to do this. Western mom and dad attempt to appreciate their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their precise passions and offering a nurturing setting. The chinese language think that how to guard your kids is via getting ready them for the long run and arming them with abilities, robust paintings conduct, and internal self belief. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed choice to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the chinese language way-and the amazing effects her selection evokes.

listed here are a few issues Amy Chua could by no means enable her daughters to do:

• have a playdate
• be in a faculty play
• whinge approximately now not being in a faculty play
• no longer be the number one pupil in each topic other than gymnasium and drama
• play any device except the piano or violin
• no longer play the piano or violin

in fact Lulu and Sophia could by no means have had time for a playdate. They have been too busy working towards their tools (two to 3 hours an afternoon and double classes at the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin.

in fact not anyone is ideal, together with Chua herself. Witness this scene:

"According to Sophia, listed below are 3 issues i really stated to her on the piano as I supervised her practising:
1. Oh my God, you're simply getting worse and worse.
2. I'm going to count number to 3, then i would like musicality.
3. If the following time's now not excellent, I'm going to take your entire filled animals and burn them!"

yet Chua calls for as a lot of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting cognizance spent learning her daughters' performances, the workplace hours misplaced shuttling the women to lessons-the intensity of her love for her childrens turns into transparent. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the diversities in jap and Western parenting--and the teachings mom and dad and kids all over the place educate each other.

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