The article

The article, “Why Chinese Mother are Superior,” was written by Amy Chua in January 2014 and publish by “Wall Street Journal”. She talks on how western guardians are more worried about not offending their child that they let them miss the mark regarding what they might be able to do. She analyzes the American and Chinese guardians by expressing the manners in which they parent their children. Her illumination for the expression “Chinese mother”, is any “Asian” as a rule, it’s only a term she employments. She says that western guardians attempt to bring up their kids the way “Asian” families do however fall flat since they are not sufficiently strict, and at last wind up not having the capacity to raise them how they would have preferred. She trusts that Chinese guardians can be mean and over basic with their kids and are not apprehensive of offending them to guarantee that they don’t miss the mark regarding enormity. Amy Chua explains that Chinese children are more successful in their life than Western children. Chinese children are more intelligent and smarter. She also compares the different ways of raising children through short stories and gives examples from her life.
Chua has come to United States of America with her parents when she was 1 year old. Now, she is married and has two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Louisa. She is Western but raises her two daughters with certain rules and restrictions because of her Chinese heritage. Chua claims that Western mothers have an attitude that “stressing academic is not good for children”. They think that kids need to develop the concept of learning different things because it is helpful to them. By contrast, Chinese parents think totally differently, and they think that “academic success reflects successful parenting” (Chua). If a child has any problem in his/her grades a Chinese mother spends plenty of time of her daily life to make his/her child “superior” in the class. She refers to that Western guardians are milder on their children and would prefer not to offend them or lower their confidence. She at that point continues saying that Chinese guardians couldn’t care less about that and just consideration about the achievement of their youngsters regardless of what they do. She embeds the case of when her little girl was not able play a tune on a piano and needed to surrender however, she hollered at her girl and undermined her until the point when she played it splendidly. In Chinese mother’s dictionary there is no word for giving up, whereas Western parents do-not want to put pressure and force on their children to achieve or pursue things.
Another point Amy Chua refers to in her article is how Chinese moms can converse with their children. As per her, Chinese moms can escape with saying things that Western guardians can’t. To represent this point, she utilizes a precedent from her own adolescence, which appears to be like Sophia and Louisa’s. Obviously, Amy Chua was discourteous toward her mom, which brought about her dad calling her “trash.” Chua says that when she was young her father called her “garbage” in their language when she misbehaves to her mother. She feels guilt from the bottom of her heart and agrees that she does something bad to her mother. She also thinks that her parents care about her and the word “garbage” is not going to hurt her self-respect. By contrast, she does the same thing to her daughter Sophia at dinner party in front of her other Western friends. Her friends think that Chua behaviour is really bad towards her daughter and they leave the party. In fact, the only difference between the Chinese parents and Western is that Chinese parents can tell everything to their children and they never take it negatively. If the same thing happens to any Western children, the reaction is going to be the opposite and they end up with getting “negative self-image”.
According to Chua, “Chinese parents believe that their kids owe them everything”. Chinese mother gives her full time and devotion to raise children. Also, the Chinese moms trust that they recognize what is best for their kids, which is the motivation behind why they can’t do “typical” kid exercises. This is the thing that Amy Chua has put together her technique for childhood with respect to, and she truly believes this is the most ideal approach to act towards your youngsters. Interestingly, Chinese moms trust that “dreadful” exercises progress toward becoming “fun” when you are great at them. For this situation, Louisa, naturally, abhorred the learning procedure, however she cherished it when she aced the piece. It made her need to play it over and over. Moreover, you ought to recall that the essayist is an educator at outstanding amongst other colleges in the Unified States, and in this way, you should imagine that her strategies, somehow or another, were experimentally demonstrated. Chinese parents think that they sacrifice their life and time for their children therefore children need to repay and obey their parents in their whole life. By contrast, Westerners do-not have the same point of view. Chua gives an example of her husband, Jed, who says, “Children don’t choose their parents” (Chua). He is trying to tell her that parent wants children for their life and they raise them because they want them to get successful in their life. They teach everything to them for themselves; “Kids don’t owe their parents anything” (Chua). She was shocked and totally bold from his husband’s reaction.
Chua says Chinese parents want to train their children differently. Therefore, they restrict them in certain areas, so they can be more focused in their academic life. Chinese think that if children are not able to achieve their goals, then there is a lack of practice and effort behind it. She tells a short story in her article about her youngest daughter, Lulu, in favouring Chinese manner of raising children. When Lulu was 7 years old, she plays two instruments and she must prepare a music piece “The Little White Donkey” on piano for her recital (Chua). The piece is very difficult to play on piano for a 7-year-old child. Lulu is not able to do it because “the two hands have to keep schizophrenically different rhythms” (Chua). She is really working hard over and over on it, but she is not able to do it. She gets frustrated and tears the book and says again and again to her mother (Chua) that she does not want to do it. Chua threatens her and tells her she must do it anyhow and she is not going to give her any food, water and no permission to go to bathroom until she finishes the piece.
At the same time, Jed, Chua husband, is watching the whole scene and he takes her aside and tells Chua, please stop threatening her. It is not good for her, but Chua thinks that by giving Lulu punishment she is motivating her to learn the piece perfectly. After a short discussion with Jed, she goes back to Lulu and uses every technique to convince her to practice more and more to learn the piece in a correct mode. Then, suddenly, Lulu does it and she play it over and over to become stronger and play it faster, in a right tempo. On the day of recital, she plays it really well and each person gives her compliments. Even, Jed agrees that by not giving up she makes Lulu much more self-assured and faultless in her work.
In conclusion, Amy Chua says Western parents also want their children to become more successful. They care about their self-respect, independence, and try to motivate them to make their own dreams fulfil; also, they admire and respect their children decision. By contrast, the Chinese parents believe that they have a good sense of choosing right directions for their children. They prepare and help them to build up their self-confidence for the future, so they become more successful and no one can take away the confidence and success from their children life. In addition, it is conceivable that a portion of the techniques and traps would negatively affect the kids later. On the opposite side, reports demonstrate that Chinese school kids by and large are improving the situation in school than for instance European children. In the event that this is reason enough to treat your youngsters like “rubbish,” I don’t have a clue. I comprehend that Chinese guardians are strict on their children since they need them to be the best, however that dimension of strictness is simply to ensure that they are the best. The children can in any case be the best with some available time, the guardians simply should be the perfect measure of strict on their children to give them a chance to make the most of their adolescence and do well in school. However, one thing I am certain of; each parent does whatever he or she supposes is best for his or her child.