March 13 2013
After reading the article, I feel very upset by the way things were stated. In my life growing up my mother was very involved in everything that I had chosen to do. Her opinion and expectations of me were very important and close in my mind. My mother was hard on me to a point, however she always knew when something was just too much, or when to let me have my time to be a kid. I feel the way the tiger mom treats her children is somewhat run like a dictator ship. The children never get to enjoy being kids, they are forced to be adults before their time. China and Japan are known for having very high suicide and early death rates due to stress and depression, and because of these types of things I am beginning to see why. Is having straight A’s and many medals worth someone’s life? Children need time to enjoy their hobbies even if they are not the best at them. They need positive support to keep going not a helicopter mom that does not allow for any mistakes. Mistakes are what make us human if we do not make mistakes we can never learn. No one is perfect all the time, and to never let someone fall will only lead them to failure in the future when not everything goes to plan. To not allow the children to socialize with others outside of school will cause them to resent their parents in the future and may lead them to act more destructively as adults.
I never thought I would agree with Piaget’s theories, however in this instance it seems appropriate. Piaget believes that parents should allow their children to learn through their own experiences and take a more hands off approach in order to see the child’s full potential. I agree and disagree with this statement. I feel that Piaget was heading in the right direction with this theory, however I feel that the extent in to which he takes it might be a little too far for parents raising children now. Children growing up in the type of environment provided by...