It is a comparison between Western and Chinese parenting. Both of them are different from ever perspective, such as, approval and disapproval, and level of expectations.
The Western parents believe by praise your children more would boost morale. Therefore, your children would learning harder. While the Chinese would smack, rotan, pinch, and punish if the children didn’t excel or meet their expectation. And their expectations are really high; A is only in their eyes. There are no other alphabets.
Both parenting styles pursue different methods and approaches; Chinese parents are strict and authoritative, as if an altitude of pressure is hanging in the air when you are inside their house. On the other hand, Western parents are more cooperative and reassurance, and they believe by doing that they would develop or maintain the children’s self esteem. Furthermore, the emotion of the children are more contained and adequate.
Chinese parents only concern what matters, such as grades and grades only. Western parents concern about everything – sports, play, grades, social life, and emotions.
“the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be “the best” students, that “academic achievement reflects successful parenting,” and that if children did not excel at school then there was “a problem” and parents “were not doing their job.””
My mother did the same to me and my other siblings. Back then, she was so strict she would pinch and smack us if we were naughty and didn’t listen to her. I remember that I got bad grade in primary school and my mother scolded me and made me ashamed of myself.
At the end of that year, I got straight As in UPSR result.
I believe that
..not only Chinese mother are superior. Parents who practice authoritarian style are superior, because they boost their children self-esteem and determination by put pressure on their children head to study harder.