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UNDERSTANDING "TIGER PARENTS" IN AMERICA

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Transcript of UNDERSTANDING "TIGER PARENTS" IN AMERICA

How did faculty and students define a "Tiger Parent?"
Amy Chua & the Chinese Tiger Parent
Why is the stereotype focused on chinese parents?
The Media
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
Asian
"tiger parent"
"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."
Asian
Jewish
"Tiger Parenting" is Not Limited to Asian Parents
Rise above poverty
Asian Culture
The Bottom Line
How can we break this stereotype?
Children cannot...
Students
Faculty
White
Caribbean
Competition
Altruism
+
=
"tiger parent"
S.
American
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