13 Oct '11, 6am

Of all the people: 'Tiger mum' urges strict Asian parents to relax and give their kids more freedom

Of all the people: 'Tiger mum' urges strict Asian parents to relax and give their kids more freedom

US 'Tiger Mum' Amy Chua on Thursday urged strict Asian parents to relax and give their children more freedom but also to avoid the 'romanticised' Western focus on creativity over hard work. -- PHOTO: INTERNET SEOUL (AFP) - US 'Tiger Mum' Amy Chua on Thursday urged strict Asian parents to relax and give their children more freedom but also to avoid the 'romanticised' Western focus on creativity over hard work. The Chinese-American law professor at Yale University sparked international controversy this year with her book Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which detailed the strict parenting regime she put in place for her children and called this approach the key to success. 'I think Western parents give kids too much freedom, too much choice at a young age... Asian parents like in Korea have opposite problems, giving too little freedom, too little choice for our kids,' Prof C...

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