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Chinese Parenting vs. Western Parenting
In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior by Amy Chau that published in the Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2011, Chau claims that children raised by Chinese mothers are more successful in their life compared to western mothers… (414). According to the author, Chinese parent’s beliefs enable their kids to excel since they result in a strict, direct and strong education. First Chua believes Chinese children are more intelligent. Chau compares the different ways of raising children through short stories.
Chau described a study of 50 western mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers that revealed that Chinese mothers believe that the academic success of their kids is the direct consequence of their good parenting…(415) Also, Chau points out that Chinese mothers spend ten times longer working with their kids’ academic activities. In contrast to western mothers that prefer to spend more time with their kids…show more content… Although, Chau establishes her credibility through her daughter’s. She also continues to define them the term “Chinese Mother” because she understands that not all mothers who are Chinese implement the same strict methods (417). Chau states that she is using the term “Chinese mothers” “loosely” because she knows some Korean, Indian, Jamaican, Irish and Ghanaian parents who qualify too. Although many Chinese families are strict and somewhat harsh methods. Chau recognizes that this is not the case for all families. By acknowledging that not all Chinese are as strict. She becomes credible to the reader because Chau know that not every single Chinese parents is strict