“This is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs….This was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones….” These are the words Amy Chua uses to describe the content of her latest book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
This book is hilarious! From the list of Chinese mother don’ts in the first chapter to the explanation of her bitter humbling toward the end, I was either laughing or shaking my head in astonishment throughout the pages.
To add whip cream to this blizzard of borderline absurdity, Amy Chua’s sarcasm is a balm to my sometimes too serious soul.
To many Western parents, Amy Chua’s parenting style might seem extreme. However, I gleaned a few practical ideas to implement in my own parenting journey from her experiences with her daughters.
Who should read this book:
Any mom who needs a laugh, is on the lookout for parenting ideas, and secretly loves comparison.