Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age


Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age


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‘Beyond the Tiger Mom is a brilliant book-hard-hitting and brutally honest but also balanced, insightful, and funny.’ – Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Dispel the hype and myths about Asian parenting and uncover the practical with this effective parenting guide.

How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young? Why do Asian kids do so well in math and science? What is the difference between an Asian upbringing and a Western one? Why do some Asian mothers see themselves as “tiger moms” while others shun the label? How do Asian parents deal with their children’s failures? Is it sometimes good for children to fail?

These are just a few of the compelling questions posed and answered in this fascinating new parenting book by educator Maya Thiagarajan as she examines the stereotypes and goes beneath the surface to explore what really happens in Asian households. How do Asian parents think about childhood, family and education-and what can Western parents learn from them?

‘Whether you want to train your child to expand their attention span, aid in your child reaching optimal educational success or are just looking to enrich your child in a different way of learning, this book is definitely for you.’ – The Baby Spot blog

‘This is a book that will benefit parents from all cultures and help them take the best of Eastern and Western thinking to achieve a balanced parenting style while raising future global citizens.’ – Schools `N More blog (also included on Multicultural Children’s Book Day social media)

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Dimensions 130 × 203 mm

Maya Thiagarajan

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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.



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