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A Chinese Mother Believes – “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – Amy Chua

February 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · China, Parenting

Unlike your typical Western overscheduling soccer mom, the Chinese mother believes that

(1) schoolwork always comes first;
(2) an A-minus is a bad grade;
(3) your children must be two years ahead of their classmates in math;
(4) you must never compliment your children in public;
(5) if your child ever disagrees with a teacher or coach, you must always take the side of the teacher or coach;
(6) the only activities your children should be permitted to do are those in which they can eventually win a medal; and
(7) that medal must be gold.

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