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New PDF release: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By Amy Chua

ISBN-10: 1594202842

ISBN-13: 9781594202841

An awe-inspiring, frequently hilarious, and unerringly sincere tale of 1 mother's workout in severe parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of elevating her young ones the chinese language means.

All respectable mom and dad are looking to do what's top for his or her kids. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother unearths is that the chinese language simply have a wholly diverse concept of the way to do this. Western mom and dad try and recognize their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their actual passions and supplying a nurturing atmosphere. The chinese language think that how one can shield your kids is via getting ready them for the long run and arming them with abilities, robust paintings conduct, and internal self belief. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed determination to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the chinese language way-and the striking effects her selection conjures up.

listed below are a few issues Amy Chua may by no means permit her daughters to do:

• have a playdate
• be in a college play
• bitch approximately now not being in a college play
• now not be the number 1 pupil in each topic other than gymnasium and drama
• play any device except the piano or violin
• now not play the piano or violin

as a matter of fact Lulu and Sophia may by no means have had time for a playdate. They have been too busy training their tools (two to 3 hours an afternoon and double classes at the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin.

in fact nobody is ideal, together with Chua herself. Witness this scene:

"According to Sophia, listed here are 3 issues i really acknowledged to her on the piano as I supervised her training:
1. Oh my God, you're simply getting worse and worse.
2. I'm going to count number to 3, then i would like musicality.
3. If the following time's no longer ideal, I'm going to take your whole filled animals and burn them!"

yet Chua calls for as a lot of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting cognizance spent learning her daughters' performances, the place of work hours misplaced shuttling the women to lessons-the intensity of her love for her young children turns into transparent. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the variations in jap and Western parenting--and the teachings mom and dad and kids all over the place train each other.

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