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UNDERSTANDING "TIGER PARENTS" IN AMERICA
Transcript of UNDERSTANDING "TIGER PARENTS" IN AMERICA
Amy Chua & the Chinese Tiger Parent
Why is the stereotype focused on chinese parents?
Seen in books, television, and magazines
Amy Chua's "Tiger Mother" Test
Breaking the Stereotype: A School-Wide Case Study of "Tiger Parents"
New (and improved)
definition of Tiger Parenting
Tiger Parenting vs. "Hands-off" Parenting
"A parent who employs extreme parenting techniques in terms of regulating their children's academic and social interactions."
Have a play-date
Be in a school play
Watch TV or play computer games
Choose their own extracurricular activities
Play an instrument other than
the piano or violin
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Coined the term: "tiger parent"
Described and sensationalized the behavior of an
"A parent who hovers over all aspects of their child's life, from academics to extra activities. The parent dictates all of the child's decisions, and makes sure to double and triple check every step their child takes in every endeavor."
"A parent who is overly and aggressively ambitious for their child at the expense of their child's emotional well being."
"Tiger Parenting" is Not Limited to Asian Parents
Rise above poverty
The Bottom Line
How can we break this stereotype?