Beyond the Tiger Mom (9780804849524)

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Beyond the Tiger Mom is an in-depth, research-backed guide to the best of Asian parenting.

How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young age by encouraging them to achieve academic excellence? What are the differences between an Asian upbringing and a Western one? These are just two of the many fascinating questions posed and discussed in Beyond the Tiger Mom, a captivating new book by educator, author, and mother, Maya Thiagarajan. In this in-depth guide, she examines each of the "tiger mother" stereotypes and goes beneath the surface to discover what happens in Asian parenting households. Each chapter offers interviews with Asian parents and kids and ends with a "How To" section of specific tips for both Asian and non-Asian parents. Through extensive research and interviews with families, Thiagarajan explores how Asian parents think about childhood, family, and education, and what can Western parents learn from them.

Some of the takeaways of this parenting book include:
  • The best of Asian parenting practices, such as how to teach children math, build a language-rich home, and raise tech-healthy kids.
  • Teaching your child to broaden their attention span.
  • Finding the right balance between work and play, while including family time.
  • Helping your child see failure as a learning experience

In Beyond the Tiger Mom, Thiagarajan synthesizes an extensive body of research on child education and Asian parenting both to provide accessible and practical guidelines for parents.

About the Author:
Maya Thiagarajan was raised in Chennai India, by her South Indian father and American mother. After high school, Maya left India and moved to the US. She earned a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Education Policy from Harvard University. Maya started her teaching career at a tough urban public school in Baltimore City and later went on to teach at some of America's most prestigious independent schools. In 2009, Maya moved to Singapore where she now teaches students from around the world at an international school. Over half her students are South Asian or East Asian, deepening her understanding of Asian family values and Asian approaches to education. Maya has two children aged 5 and 8.