The Result of Tiger Parenting

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

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By Woo Chee Onn

Tiger parenting is a parenting style where the parents are extremely strict towards their children and provide no room for disobedience. Parents who are considered “tiger” parents would often place focus on their children’s academic success over play time. Children from these families would often be forced to study for long hours without much opportunity to have fun and have play time unlike their peers. 

Some children who grew up in these households would become rebellious as they are not allowed the freedom to indulge in activities or hobbies that they are interested in. On the other hand, “tiger” parents believe that their parenting style would benefit the child as he or she would grow up to be successful and disciplined adults. 

“Tiger” parents tend to set very high expectations on their children. However, this act could harm a child’s mental health as he or she would believe that self-worth is based on how well he or she performs. These children would also have lower self-esteem and are afraid of making mistakes.  

There are advantages and disadvantages of tiger parenting. One of the advantages would be having kids be successful in their studies. I personally believe that parents should be strict to kids but also listen to their opinions and have conversations with them to know what they are interested in. This way, parents could have good relationships with their children. 

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