tiger mother


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tiger mother

n
a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
[C21: coined by Amy Chua (b.1962) in her memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011)]
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The book culminates with 'Tiger Parents, Super Children', strivers who are the talented products of super-driven parents embodied in Amy Chua's controversial manifesto, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
The rise of mother-activists, such as the Mothers of the Movement, the bereaved African American mothers who spoke at the 2016 Democratic Convention; the formation of Martha Joy Rose's New York City Museum of Motherhood, a gallery dedicated to motherhood; and the popularity of books such as Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011) and blogs such as Denene Millner's MyBrownBaby, reveal both mothers' range of interests and the ways in which motherhood is a growing topic of national conversation.
I am, of course, familiar with the concept of the Tiger Mother - controlling, dictators who enforce a strict regime that demands success.
Her mum Sonal, a Tiger Mother if ever there was one, gave up her career as an obstetrician and GP to focus on her children's education.
Maybe it's because of my background (lose your dad at eight, and you live every day for him, as well as for yourself), but I have never balked at being a Tiger Mother (for what it's worth, my grandfather was the adventurer Tiger Sarll).
They discuss depictions of mothers who drink alcohol on Anderson Cooper's show and mommy blogs and books; Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Dara-Lynn Weiss' The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, a Diet; the Facebook page Sanctimommy that makes fun of intensive mothering; portrayals of mothers on Dance Moms, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Homeland, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 16 & Pregnant, and The Killing; the portrayal of Renee Davis' mental illness in John Caouette's documentaries Tarnation and Walk Away Renee; news reports about Patricia Krentcil, a woman arrested for child endangerment after bringing her daughter to a tanning booth; and the film Mammoth.
Upon publication of the excerpt "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior" from Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother on January 8th, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal, the term "tiger mother" was etched into infamy.
Our interest in Asian parenting style drew from the media attention given to Amy Chua's (2011) book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
Chua's 2011 book Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother caused a sensation world over.
LAST week I did an item on TV with the Tiger Mother, who threatened to burn her daughters' soft toys if they failed to master a piano piece, called one of her children "garbage," threatened them with no lunch, dinner, Christmas presents or birthday parties for two years and worked one right through dinner without letting the child get up for water, not even for bathroom breaks.
Tiger Mother and Wolf Father both grabbed headlines in the West for their untraditional, and often criticized, approach to parenting.