Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

By Amy Chua

An awe-inspiring, frequently hilarious, and unerringly sincere tale of 1 mother's workout in severe parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of elevating her young ones the chinese language manner.

All first rate mom and dad are looking to do what's top for his or her teenagers. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother unearths is that the chinese language simply have a wholly varied inspiration of ways to do this. Western mom and dad attempt to appreciate their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their real passions and offering a nurturing atmosphere. The chinese language think that easy methods to safeguard your kids is by way of getting ready them for the long run and arming them with abilities, robust paintings behavior, and internal self assurance. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-willed choice to elevate her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the chinese language way-and the awesome effects her selection evokes.

listed here are a few issues Amy Chua may by no means let her daughters to do:

• have a playdate
• be in a college play
• whinge approximately now not being in a college play
• now not be the number one scholar in each topic other than health club and drama
• play any device except the piano or violin
• now not play the piano or violin

as a matter of fact Lulu and Sophia could by no means have had time for a playdate. They have been too busy training their tools (two to 3 hours an afternoon and double periods at the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin.

in fact not anyone is ideal, together with Chua herself. Witness this scene:

"According to Sophia, listed here are 3 issues i really stated to her on the piano as I supervised her training:
1. Oh my God, you're simply getting worse and worse.
2. I'm going to count number to 3, then i need musicality.
3. If the following time's now not excellent, I'm going to take your entire crammed animals and burn them!"

yet Chua calls for as a lot of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting realization spent learning her daughters' performances, the workplace hours misplaced shuttling the ladies to lessons-the intensity of her love for her young children turns into transparent. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the variations in jap and Western parenting--and the teachings mom and dad and youngsters in all places train each other.

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Topical or oral antibiotics may be prescribed. As sensation returns to the cold areas, they may be painful. Do not let your cat excessively groom those areas or chew on them. qxp 10/29/07 3:41 PM Page 22 22 • CAT OWNER’S HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK Dehydration Dehydration occurs when your cat loses body fluids faster than he can replace them. Usually it involves loss of both water and electrolytes (which are minerals such as sodium, chloride, and potassium). If the cat is ill, dehydration may be due to an inadequate fluid intake.

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Bandage loosely. If you see signs of obvious burns, such as blistering, you need to contact your veterinarian. Along with burns, some of these substances can cause toxicity. Cats should not be allowed to groom near burned areas of skin. It may be necessary to have the cat wear an Elizabethan collar or a BiteNot collar (see page 7) to prevent grooming. Alternatively, if the area is small, it can be bandaged to keep the cat from licking it. ) Cold Exposure HYPOTHERMIA (LOW BODY TEMPERATURE) Prolonged exposure to cold results in a drop in body temperature.

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