My Asian Pussycat Parents


The author talks about her parents giving her two invaluable gifts: the space to cultivate my own desire for excellence, and the healthy psyche to pursue it. Why do we hear less of this kind of parenting and more of ‘tiger’ parenting’? One might wonder if Parents do not want their children to be happy and healthy. What has happened along the way? Why have societies evolved in such a distorted fashion? Or is this pressurising style of parenting a figment of the media’s imagination?


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