Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Author: Amy Chua
Sweetbay Doula Recommends this Book Because...
Wonderfully book written by a mother who is a self-acclaimed “stereotypical Chinese mother”, though she admits that people from all cultures can assume this parenting style. Throughout the book, she reflects on her parenting with a style that doesn’t allow children to watch TV or play computer games, assigns extracurricular activities to them that incorporates playing an instrument like the violin or piano, and insists they be the number one student in all subjects. This novel was very easy to read, made me laugh and helped me reflect on ideas for my own future parenting style.