Who Wants to Be a Tiger Mom When You Can Be a Hippo Mum?

Who Wants to Be a Tiger Mom When You Can Be a Hippo Mum?

If you’re a parent and you’ve been anywhere near Twitter, the news or the internet in general in the last two years, you’ll have heard the term ‘Tiger Mom’, a phrase coined by Amy Chua in her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”. An article, which contained large excerpts from the book, appeared in the Wall Street Journal under the title “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior“, and basically centered around the fact that Chinese parents are a lot stricter with their children and the time that they spend on extracurricular activities, enforcing strict study regimens and ensuring that any free time is spent learning musical instruments, languages and dance, arguing that their children end up more successful overall, than children of Western parents.

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