Recently, Amy Chua, or the “Tiger Mother”, aroused heated discussions both in US and in China with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The following are the ten things she lists in her book that she strictly forbids her two daughters to do:
Attend a sleepover (a party for children in which they stay the night at someone’s house);
Have a play date (in which children hang out with their friends);
Be in a school play;
Complain about not being in a school play;
Watch TV or play computer games;
Choose their own extracurricular activities;
Get any grade less than an A;
Not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama;
Play any instrument other than the piano or violin;
Not play the piano or violin.
You are invited to write under either of the following two topics. The length of your writing should not exceed 300 words.
(1) Suppose you are a “tiger parent”. Write a letter to your child and explain to her/him your ideas about tiger parenting.
(2) Suppose you are a child who has tiger parents. Write a letter to your parents and explain to them your ideas about tiger parenting.