Battle hymn of the tiger mother is a decent book that I enjoyed reading, but I would not reread it because nothing special happens in it; the whole story is about how Amy raised her two daughters and her battle with them, but still, it is essential to know about other cultures and their way of raising children, so what I think is that the book is more about debating and hearing different points of views. For example, many western parents are against Amy`s way of raising her children, and they hate how she underestimates western parents ` efforts to raise their children. So throughout the whole story, we find how Amy thinks that the western way of raising children is wrong and how they spoil their children and all that is going to affect western society negatively.
To make it clear, I liked how Amy raised her children, but I do not really like the way she brags about it. So many parts of her book were about how people think about her, and how they think that her two daughters are great and talented, and thanks to Amy because she is the “perfect” mother that she knew how to raise them. I wouldn’t say I liked how Amy made her husband passive in the story, so it is like knowing the story from one direction; the story could have been better if Jed thinks he is glad about what Amy is doing. I liked how Amy starts her book with the list of the not allowed “stuff” that her daughters do. It attracts the readers and makes them curious about the rest of the story. The first impression I got when I read the list was that how strict Amy is, but when I continued reading, I found that she was not really so strict, I mean come on, sleepover? Is that really important? I found it useless, and it is better to spend time learning how to play violin or piano.
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Amy was doing their best to make her daughter the best in everything regardingstudying, talking to people, pand laying instruments. I really wish that my parents pushed me to play an instrument when I was young; things would have been much better. In summary, I liked how Amy raised her children; she could have been a bit softer but she still did a great job, her daughters are good at everything now especially when it comes to school. The book was not really my type, so I do not really think it is suitable for teenagers, so the book is good for people interested in the Chinese culture and for parents who want their children to be raised in a Chinese way. I recommend the book for people over 16 and interested in these things that I mentioned above.
The list that Amy made was a good start, and I really liked it, but she was too strict, she could have been softer and probably her daughters will listen to her even more, especially her younger daughter. I think Amy’s way of parenting was good, and all she wanted was the best for her daughters, and she wanted them to be successful women in American society. She was a bit harsh sometimes, but she was trying to make everything easier for her daughters in the future, and I think they will be thankful for what their mother did for them. If I were to write a written assignment about this book, my text type would be a letter asking Amy how she managed to raise her children, especiallyy when she lives in a foreign country. Her children could have been called the police for child abuse. I know that Amy did not use violence with her daughters, but we do not really know the truth because she did not mention it in her book.