Tiger parenting, misery, and depression

Tiger parenting refers to the strict and demanding parenthood that always thrive for high achievements in academics and other curricular activities from their children. The term was first introduced by Yale Law School professor Amy Chua in her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”.

Not every child possesses same level of understanding and ability for academic and social speed up. And the extra pressure on them makes children even more venerable, the emotional trauma and disappointment resulted by these extreme behaviors lead ultra frustration and woe to children. And the continuous disappointment and despair further results in the mental disorders like Schizophrenia, anxiety, epilepsy, etc. In the present context of this highly succeeding and competitive world, tiger parenting is one of the major issues to get concerned about. And the stereotype is prevailing massively in Asian countries like China, Pakistan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam than in West and Europe.

It is true that up to some extent, strict provision and controlling can help students to achieve good grades and also improves the disciplinary characters. But it is as hazardous as its positive part. The process fills the barbarity in the minds of children and as a result they start hating their parents. It fills avenge in the heart and mentality of children. On the other hand, they will end up doing different irrational and burning deeds like running away from home and suicides to escape such provisions. In 2010, a Vietnamese-Canadian woman was convicted of killing her parents for ‘Tiger parenting’ issues. To escape from abusive tiger parents, 24 years old depressed and exhausted woman Jennifer Pan hired a killer to murder her parents.


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