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Review – Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Mumsibles G

‘This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it’s about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how I was humbled by a thirteen-year-old.’OB-LS855_bkrvch_G_20110110143153

I’m not sure why I didn’t read this book much before. It started with a slight misconception on the term ‘Tiger Mum’ and even though I had it on my kindle, I just didn’t get to it. Having read it though, I regret not having read this book, as well as not reviewing it before!

Battle Cry of the Tiger Mum taught me a lot of things on parenting. It taught me about motivating children, about challenging kids to be be the best they can and knowing when as a Mother not to stress and push kids into academics and the rat race they we Mums forever seem to be caught up in. I’m a pretty laid back Mum, especially since Junior is quite young, but the book was very insightful and all I have to say is whatever age your kids are right now, read it! If you just pregnant, go ahead, read it, there’s so many jewels in there from the first paragraph!

Goodread Review: An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother’s exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way.

All decent parents want to do what’s best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children’s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua’s iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the Chinese way-and the remarkable results her choice inspires.

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Till Next Time!