Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age by Rita Foelker

By Rita Foelker

Dispel the hype and myths approximately Asian parenting and discover the sensible with this potent parenting guide.
How do Asian mom and dad leading their kids for fulfillment from a tender? Why do Asian childrens accomplish that good in math and technology? what's the distinction among an Asian upbringing and a Western one? Why perform a little Asian moms see themselves as "tiger moms" whereas others shun the label? How do Asian mom and dad care for their children's disasters? Is it occasionally reliable for kids to fail?
These are only a number of the compelling questions posed and replied during this attention-grabbing new parenting ebook via educator Maya Thiagarajan as she examines the stereotypes and is going underneath the outside to discover what quite occurs in Asian families. How do Asian mom and dad take into consideration adolescence, relations and education—and what can Western mom and dad examine from them?
Through interviews with hundreds of thousands of Asian mom and dad and youngsters, Thiagarajan bargains an in depth examine their values, hopes, fears and parenting kinds. Woven into this narrative are her personal reflections on instructing and parenting in Asia and the West. Thiagarajan synthesizes an intensive physique of study to supply obtainable and useful guidance for folks. each one bankruptcy ends with a "How To" portion of particular counsel for Asian and Western mom and dad to assist their child's academic improvement either inside and out the school room.

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If you could give one piece of advice to a teen whose parents have recently been divorced, what would you say? If you were being interviewed for a summer or part-time job and were asked to give the most important reason why you should be hired, how would you answer? If you had to place in order of importance the following attributes— intelligence, looks, hipness, talent, humor, personality— how would you rank them? If there is one experience you've had that you wish you'd been older for, what would you say it was?

If you were to pick the dumbest thing that teenagers in general spend money on, what would it be? If you were cloned, what would you have your clones do? If you had to choose which of your current ‘ teachers is the cutest, who would you pick? If you had to recall one time when you wished your parents had asked your advice before they did something, when was it? If a fortune-teller told you that you were destined to be very famous someday, what would you guess it would be for? If your school allowed you and only you to open a part-time store inside the school, what would you sell?

If you decided to dump your boyfriend or girlfriend, how would you do it? If you were to be voted The Most _____ in your school, what would you want it to be for? If you were voted The Most in your school, what would it most likely be for? If you had to name the worst stereotype guys have about girls, and girls have about guys, what would you say? If you were the owner of a nightclub, what kind of place would it be, what would you name it, and what kind of music would you feature? If you had to wear a uniform to school, but you could design it, what would it look like?

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