Why Chinese Mom Is Better

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of Chinese children are required to follow to rules which theirs parents give to them. And then, many Chinese children would not allow to do the things which they really interesting in, and most of them would like to do things according to parents’ willingness. The last problem I thought is that Chinese parents always appear with an image of authority so their status are higher than their children at home. Personally, I prefer western parents’ family which the parents mainly use an equal way to educate their children. They respect children’s personality and rights. Children, in the family, are treated as independent individuals. Parents and children are equal. In China, parents generally think education is the principal way of their children to gain higher social status in the future and therefore thy attribute so much importance to school grades in their children’s childhood and teenage years. For Western parents, they usually focused more on children’s comprehensive performance and psychological happiness. The writer of this article “Why Chinese Mother Are Superior” is Amy Chua. She was born in Champaign, Illinois. Her parents were ethnic Chinese from the Philippines who emigrated to the United States. She is a Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School right now. In this article she talks about as a Chinese mother how did she parenting her two daughters and she also discussed the difference of parenting style and family culture between Chinese parents and western parents. At the beginning of this article, Amy Chua showed some things that she never allows her daughter to do which included “attend a sleepover, have a playdate, be in a school play, complain about not being in a school play, watch TV or play computer games, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, not be the NO.1 student in every subject except gym and drama, play instrument other that the piano or violin, and not play the piano or violin”, but the kids...
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