Research Proposal (2): Tiger parents effects on Chinese American Children

According to the urban dictionary, Tiger parenting is “A mother who is overly strict with her child in order to foster an academically competitive spirit.This form of upbringing is intended to direct a child towards financially successful careers at the potential risk of feeling emotionally unfulfilled and/or socially inept.” Many of their parent will defend their parenting style by saying it is for the best of their children. The purpose of this essay is to address what is “tiger parents” and how that could work on child however one may argue that it will leads to children being pressured, in result, child with tiger parents can impact negatively in their child’s happiness. Questions this paper would consider including is that is tiger-parenting really works in a child grades in school(?), What is the term of success means to these type of parents(?), and are children raise by these type of parenting style liked to be raise this way after they grow up(?). The Chinese are putting their children in high standards leading to stressfulness. Chinese children are expected to have above average grades, attend in school activities, learn both English and Chinese, etc. While during the teen years, the expectation has increased into finding a part time job, studying more, having a high SAT score, etc.

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This article provide information needed about Asian-American parents being a tiger mom. Which is a keyword used in this proposal. It seems to be opposing my idea, which can be great to use as a counterpoint. It mentions how my ideas are just stereotypes rather than the real thing.

This source talks about tiger moms and if it is effected or not. The article proofs that it is  real. This source gives me information about it, then base on the information, i would argue how it won’t work on every children.

Amy Chua is an author of an book (Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother)  that helps me with my research. She was raise by strict Chinese immigrants. This link leads to an about page of Amy Chu. I also plan to use the book as my source too. I however don’t know how to site that yet.