- In “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, Amy Chua explains that the methods often used by Chinese parents are better than those employed by their Western counterparts. Summarize main points, PURPOSE
She states that…
She believes that…
- Chinese kids are successful - “Nothing is fun until you are good at it `” (p 143) - “Chinese parents can get away with things Western parents can’t” (143) - different mindsets - Western parents anxious (144) - Chinese parents are owed everything (144) - Chinese parents believe they know best for their kids
Evaluate validity - While this method works, Chua actively ignores the children’s wishes and interests.
Respond: agree, or disagree - While Chua’s point that Chinese parents wish to “protect their children...by preparing them for the future, letting them see what they are capable of, and arming them with skills, work habits and inner confidence that no one can ever take away” (147) is an honourable goal, I disagree with her methods. Parents should [WHAT SHOULD THEY DO], because, [REASONS!].
not forcing children to get straight a’s not all children are good at all subjects, or even interested - A’s are not as important as exploring personal interests comparison Conclude w overall assessment: - While academic success is important, well-rounded children are also taught social skills that only be learned through practice. Thoughts:
1)How they define ‘stereotypical