Hi, I need help to write a journal for comparison/contrast essay, which you can find in attachment. Type a thoughtful one page double-spaced journal entry which includes your personal reactions and careful analysis of the writer’s ideas and style of writing. You can also use questions from the pg 4. to include those answers in your respond. In my opinion it’s point by point comparison, so you can include that.?
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cally successful kids. They wonder what these parents do ? pp .
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inside the family, and whether they could do it too** Well, I can tell 1 1
because I've done it. Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and I m i
isa, were never allowed to do:
attend a sleepover
have a playdate
be in a school play
complain about not being in a school play
watch TV or play computer games
choose their own extracurricular activities
get any grade less than an A
not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
play any instrument other than the piano or violin
not play the piano or violin.
I'm using the term "Chinese mother" loosely. know some Korean,
Indian, Jamaican, Irish, and Ghanaian parents who qualify too. Conversely,
I know some mothers of Chinese heritage, almost always born in the West,
who are not Chinese mothers, by choice or otherwise. I'm also using the
term "Western parents" loosely. Western parents come in all varieties.
All the same, even when Western parents think they're being strict, they
usually don't come close to being Chinese mothers. For example, my Western friends who consider themselves strict make their children practice their
instruments 30 minutes every day. An hour at most. For a Chinese mother,
the first hour is the easy part. It's hours two and three that get tough.
Despite our squeamishness about cultural stereotypes, there are tons of
studies out there showing marked and quantifiable differences between
Chinese and Westerners when it comes to parenting. In one study of
50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost
70% of the Western mothers said either that "stressing academic success is
not good for children" or that "parents need to foster the idea that learning
is fun." By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way.
Instead, the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their
children can be "the best" students, that "academic achievement reflects successful parenting," and that if children did not excel at school then there was
"a problem" and parents "were not doing their job." Other studies indicate
'? Have you ever wondered why parents in certain ethnic groups seem to raise very successful, over-achieving children?
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Western parents tend to give up. But if done properly, the Chinese strategy
I produces a virtuous circle. Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial
lor excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. Once a child starts
I to excel at something?whether it's math, piano, pitching, or ballet?he
I or she gets praise, admiration, and satisfaction. This builds confidence and
? makes the once not-fun activity fun. This in turn makes it easier for the
parent to get the child to work even more.
Chinese parents can get away with things that Western parents can't. 6
Once when I was young?maybe more than once?when I was extremely
to my mother, my father angrily called me "garbage" in our
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