WSJ: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
Chinese parents believe that they know what is best for their children and therefore override all of their children’s own desires and preferences. That’s why Chinese daughters can’t have boyfriends in high school and why Chinese kids can’t go to sleepaway camp. It’s also why no Chinese kid would ever dare say to their mother, “I got a part in the school play! I’m Villager Number Six. I’ll have to stay after school for rehearsal every day from 3:00 to 7:00, and I’ll also need a ride on weekends.” God help any Chinese kid who tried that one.
This article was especially interesting to me as a child of ‘western parents’ who taught ESL in a very competitive elementary school is Seoul, SK to the offspring of ‘chinese mothers’. Like the writer states, a ‘chinese mother’ can be any race… and I experienced it first hand with my students. I have to say it definitely impacted me should I ever decide to one day become a parent myself.