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Author Thiagarajan, Maya, 1976- author.

Title Beyond the tiger mom : East-West parenting for the global age / by Maya Thiagarajan.

Publication Info. Tokyo ; Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Beyond the Tiger Mom" is a brilliant book hard-hitting and brutally honest but also balanced, insightful, and funny." Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" Dispel the hype and myths about Asian parenting and uncover the practical with this effective parenting guide. Help your child achieve maximum academic potential Train your child to expand his or her attention span Find the right balance between work and play Help your child see failure as a learning experience Learn how to raise tech-healthy kids How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young age? Why do Asian kids do so well in math and science? What is the difference between an Asian upbringing and a Western one? Why do some Asian mothers see themselves as "tiger moms" while others shun the label? How do Asian parents deal with their children's failures? Is it sometimes good for children to fail? These are just a few of the compelling questions posed and answered in this fascinating new parenting book by educator Maya Thiagarajan as she examines the stereotypes and goes beneath the surface to explore what really happens in Asian households. How do Asian parents think about childhood, family and education and what can Western parents learn from them? Through interviews with hundreds of Asian parents and kids, Thiagarajan offers a detailed look at their values, hopes, fears and parenting styles. Woven into this narrative are her own reflections on teaching and parenting in Asia and the West. Thiagarajan synthesizes an extensive body of research to provide accessible and practical guidelines for parents. Each chapter ends with a "How To" section of specific tips for Asian and Western parents to aid their child's educational development both inside and outside the classroom.
Contents Frontcover; Title Page; Copyright; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION HOMECOMING; PART 1 ACADEMICS; CHAPTER 1 : Why Are All the Asian Kids on the Math Team?; "And what do you do for math?"; Why do Asian kids excel at math?; What Asian moms say about math; Math in the twenty-first century; Building mathematical homes; Is early math important?; Teaching visual-spatial skills; Scripting math education; TIPS: How to build a math-rich home; CHAPTER 2 : Raising Readers: Is West Really Best?; Let's start with A-B-C; The reading wars; Vocabulary acquisition; Reading with my son; Reading in Asia.
Exploring the roots of the reading issueReading magic; TIPS: How to build a language-rich home; CHAPTER 3 : Memorization, Practice, Exams, and Other Things That Asians Love; A history of memorization in education; From the oral tradition to print to a digital world; Memorization; Exam systems; TIPS: How to help your child memorize information; TIPS: How to encourage critical thinking skills; PART 2 ACHIEVING BALANCE; CHAPTER 4 : Where Are All the Children?; Night-owl schedules; The tuition treadmill; Do students really need tuition?; Western trends in education.
Why do schools and governments dislike tuitions?What Asian mothers say about play; Finding a balance; The benefits of unstructured time; TIPS: How to supplement your child's education; CHAPTER 5: Raising Resilient Children: How Do We Deal with Failure?; Sugary candy or healthy (sometimes bitter) vegetables?; "And what do you do when your child does badly on a test?"; What the kids say; Conflicted, stressed, and seeking balance; Failure and fear in the twenty-first century; Fixed mindsets versus growth mindsets; American parents and the rhetoric of victimization; Self-esteem and happiness.
Paying the ultimate priceAchieving balance; TIPS: How to help your child develop a growth mindset; TIPS: How to know your child; PART 3 MYTH, MEDIA, AND METAPHOR; CHAPTER 6: Myth and Media: The Stories We Tell and the Scripts They Give Us; A Bollywood moment; Auntie-uncle cultures in Asia; Roots and seatbelts; The parent-child relationship; The stories we tell and the scripts they give us; Secure families versus intellectual freedom; Twenty-first-century Asian families; Questions for twenty-first-century global parents; TIPS: How to create a supportive community for your children.
TOP PICKS: Foundational stories from East and WestCHAPTER 7: Twenty-First-Century Challenges for East and West: The Metaphors We Make, the Technology We Use, and the Purpose of Education; Shared challenges in a globalized world; Leaving the Garden of Eden; Ready, set, go; Corporate metaphors and the purpose of education; Finding an alternative purpose; Do our metaphors matter?; How is technology changing our metaphors?; Educational metaphors; A culture of reverence, a culture of skepticism, and shared challenges; CONCLUSION LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS.
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Subject Parent and child -- Asia.
East and West.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Thiagarajan, Maya, 1976- Beyond the tiger mom 9780804846028 (DLC) 2015027385 (OCoLC)915493764
ISBN 9781462918416 (electronic bk.)
1462918417 (electronic bk.)