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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua Audio Compact Disc

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother   Amy Chua   Audio Compact Disc

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother Amy Chua Audio Compact Disc

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Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours Read by the author. An awe-inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mothers exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-and the costs-of raising her children the Chinese way. All decent parents want to do whats best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their childrens individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chuas iron-willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-the Chinese way-and the remarkable results her choice inspires. Here are some things Amy Chua would never allow her daughters to do: #149; have a playdate #149; be in a school play #149; complain about not being in a school play #149; not be the #1 student in every subject except gym and drama #149; play any instrument other than the piano or violin #149; not play the piano or violin The truth is Lulu and Sophia would never have had time for a playdate. They were too busy practicing their instruments (two to three hours a day and double sessions on the weekend) and perfecting their Mandarin. Of course no one is perfect, including Chua herself. Witness this scene: 'According to Sophia, here are three things I actually said to her at the piano as I supervised her practicing: 1. Oh my God, youre just getting worse and worse. 2. Im going to count to three, then I want musicality. 3. If the next times not PERFECT, Im going to take all your stuffed animals and burn them!' But Chua demands as much of herself as she does of her daughters. And in her sacrifices-the exacting attention spent studying her daughters performances, the office hours lost shuttling the girls to lessons-the depth of her love for her children becomes clear. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is an eye-opening exploration of the differences in Eastern and Western parenting- and the lessons parents and children everywhere teach one another.

This audio book is in CD (Compact Disc) format. The Audio cd can be played on Compact Disc players while sitting in your car or in your home. Amendment of these Audiobooks is obtainable to other formats that can be used in portable audio players so you can play it on mp3 players like an ipod, iphone, ipad or rockbox enabled audio player. You can listen to these audio tapes while commuting, driving long distances, on the train, or cleaning the car.

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