By Amy Chua
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“[E]ntertaining, bracingly sincere and, certain, thought-provoking.”
At as soon as provocative and laugh-out-loud humorous, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a world parenting debate with its tale of 1 mother’s trip in strict parenting. Amy Chua argues that Western parenting attempts to admire and nurture children’s individuality, whereas chinese language mom and dad mostly think that arming young children with abilities, powerful paintings behavior, and internal self assurance prepares them most sensible for the future. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed choice to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, the chinese language means – and the extraordinary, occasionally heartbreaking effects her selection inspires. Achingly sincere and profoundly tough, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is without doubt one of the such a lot talked-about books of our times.
“Few have the heart to mother or father in public. Amy [Chua]'s memoir is brutally sincere, and her willingness to proportion her struggles is a present. even if you settle along with her priorities and method, she will be applauded for elevating those concerns with a considerate, funny and real voice.” –Time Magazine
“[A] riveting learn… Chua's tale is way extra advanced and engaging than what you have heard up to now -- and worth identifying up… I be sure that in the event you learn the e-book, there will definitely be areas the place you will flinch in attractiveness, and others the place you are going to tear up in empathy.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother hit the parenting scorching button, but in addition much more, together with people's advanced emotions approximately ambition, intellectualism, excessive tradition, the Ivy League, powerful ladies and America's status in a global the place China is ascendant. Chua's conviction that tough paintings ends up in internal self assurance is a resonant one.” –Chicago Tribune
“Readers will alternately gasp at and empathize with Chua's struggles and aspirations, the entire whereas having fun with her writing, which, like her kid-rearing philosophy, is brisk, energetic and no-holds-barred. This memoir increases fascinating, occasionally uncomfortable questions about love, delight, ambition, fulfillment and self worth that might resonate between success-obsessed mom and dad… Readers of all stripes will reply to [Battle Hymn of the] Tiger Mother.” –The Washington Post
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Yet now, Lulu, i ponder what might have occurred if I hadn’t pressured you to audition for Juilliard or perform such a lot of hours an afternoon. Who understands? perhaps you’d nonetheless like violin. Or what if I’d allow you to pick out your personal device? Or no tool? in any case, Daddy became out tremendous. ” “Don’t be ridiculous,” stated Lulu. “Of direction I’m completely satisfied you compelled me to play the violin. ” “Oh, correct. hi Dr. Jekyll! Where’s Mr. Hyde? ” “No—I suggest it,” Lulu acknowledged. “I’m regularly going to like the violin. I’m even completely satisfied you made me drill exponents. And learn chinese language for 2 hours each day. ” “Seriously? ” I requested. “Yeah,” nodded Lulu. “Really! ” I acknowledged. “Because come to consider it, i believe these have been nice offerings we made too, although all these humans fearful that you just and Sophia will be completely broken psychologically. and also you comprehend, the extra i feel approximately it, the madder I’m getting. these kind of Western mom and dad with a similar get together line approximately what’s stable for kids and what’s not—I’m uncertain they’re making offerings in any respect. they simply do what everybody else does. They’re no longer wondering something both, that is what Westerners are meant to be so sturdy at doing. they simply continue repeating such things as ‘You need to provide your kids the liberty to pursue their ardour’ while it’s noticeable that the ‘passion’ is simply going to show out to be fb for ten hours that's a complete waste of time and consuming all that disgusting junk food—I’m telling you this nation goes to head instantly downhill ! No ask yourself Western mom and dad get thrown into nursing houses whilst they’re previous! You men greater now not placed me in a single of these. and that i don’t wish my plug pulled both. ” “Calm down, Mommy,” stated Lulu. “When their little ones fail at whatever, rather than telling them to paintings more durable, first thing Western mom and dad do is convey a lawsuit! ” “Who precisely are you speaking approximately? ” requested Sophia. “I don’t recognize any Western mom and dad who've introduced a lawsuit. ” “I refuse to buckle to politically right Western social norms which are evidently silly. and never even rooted traditionally. What are the origins of the Playdate besides? Do you're thinking that our Founding Fathers had Sleepovers? i really imagine America’s Founding Fathers had chinese language values. ” “I hate to wreck it to you, Mommy, but—” “Ben Franklin acknowledged, ‘If thou loveth lifestyles, by no means ever EVER wasteth time. ’ Thomas Jefferson stated, ‘I’m an incredible believer in success, and the more durable I paintings the extra i've got of it. ’ And Alexander Hamilton acknowledged, ‘Don’t be a whiner. ’ That’s a wholly chinese language frame of mind. ” “Mommy, if the Founding Fathers concept that method, then it’s an American manner of thinking,” stated Sophia. “Besides, i believe you'll be misquoting. ” “Look it up,” I dared her. My sister Katrin is doing higher now. existence is well tricky for her, and she’s now not out of the woods but, yet she’s a hero and bears every thing with grace, doing study round the clock, writing paper after paper, and spending as a lot time as she will be able to together with her young ones. I frequently ask yourself what the lesson of her disorder is. on condition that lifestyles is so brief and so fragile, without doubt every one folks can be attempting to get the main out of each breath, each fleeting second.