Summary[ edit ] The complete blurb of the book reads: This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures and a fleeting taste of glory.
After years of Western parenting, I spend most of my days and nights in abject terror that I might have done something wrong, tempered only by the sense that I might be fat.
True, I have great self-esteem. I frequently walk into doors and I once spent an entire weekend fishing for compliments because I thought those were a rare fish and not an idiom. I have a great relationship with myself. We frequently go out to dinner and occasionally I will buy myself small gifts for no reason.
After all, too much eating tends to decrease your self-esteem, as does, in certain cases, sex. Is this how the other half lives? In one memorable incident she forces one child to play the piano for hours, amidst tears and screams, until she masters a piece called "Little White Donkey.
Instead, I spent a lot of time sitting underneath the piano, because I heard this was what Chopin had done. My teacher came once a week to bridge the gap between me and Mozart, with little tangible impact.
I felt great about my playing! Beethoven felt great about his! Surely we ought to sound identical. After reading the article, this suddenly made sense. Beethoven had what Chua describes as a Chinese mother, except that instead of being an Asian woman with high expectations, it was an alcoholic father who came home late at night and forced him to get up and play.
Neither of my folks were willing to commit to becoming alcoholics, straggling home late at night and hounding me to play, and as a consequence I slowly meandered through sparse patches of classical music over the course of several years.
Eventually my parents noticed that I was becoming better at it and suggested I stop. They spent vast amounts of time reading me literary classics and textbooks of art history. This had little impact except to inspire a vague but lasting hatred of art history, but it showed effort on their part.
The point was to find something that I would love enough that I would want to do it on my own.
And I think it was worth it. Chua theorizes a virtuous cycle -- force your child to do something until he or she becomes good at it, and then allow the delight in mastery to handle the rest.About Us.
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