Tiger moms strike back

We often read articles about the relentless “tiger parent” whipping their children into becoming academic beacons of light. What is not shared as often is the reasoning behind why parents stress so much about education. Heidi Cheng from Tseung Kwan O expressed her concerns as a “stressed parent,” saying the fault should be laid at Hong Kong’s grades-driven education system. “I have to say that the government campaign will be a big failure in trying to reform monster parenting styles. It is not the parents who are at fault, but the education system. That is what leads to the frustrating routines of children; parents are a victim as much as they. Instead of focusing on teaching parents what to do, focus on ways to meaningfully reform the education system.”

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