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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

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Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School and author of “Day of Empire” and “World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability.”

She wrote a controversial essay.

Amy Chua gems
the Chinese mother believes that
(1) schoolwork always comes first
(2) an A-minus is a bad grade
(3) your children must be two years ahead of their classmates in math
(4) you must never compliment your children in public
(5) if your child ever disagrees with a teacher or coach, you must always take the side of the teacher or coach
(6) the only activities your children should be permitted to do are those in which they can eventually win a medal
(7) that medal must be gold

Do not allow your children:
• attend a sleepover
• have a playdate
• be in a school play
• complain about not being in a school play
• watch TV or play computer games
• choose their own extracurricular activities
• get any grade less than an A
• not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
• play any instrument other than the piano or violin
• not play the piano or violin.

Personally, I disagree with her approach. She is such an authoritative mother.
It is like playing with fire.
There must be a better strategy to let children perform better, to bring their best out of them for the world.


As Blueroselady grows up, she realizes that winning is the most important thing in life.
Childhood: parents were very poor and working very hard (seldom see them before late night).
Always finish homework after school before going to play, to see friends. Responsible trait!


Written by blueroselady

January 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

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