The proper way to raise your children
Parents all around the world raise their children in their own unique way. Some parents may spoil their children, while other parents give the children a lot of work to do. One of the factors is how well the child may be educated. Another factor is how happy the children may feel. Many people like to argue about this matter.
Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld’s essay “Why I love my strict Chinese mom” is a response to the all the negative feedback her mother had gotten for her essay “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”.
The intention with this essay is to inform the critics of why Amy Chua raised Sophia the correct way. Sophia emphasizes the importance of her independency and creativity that she has gotten through the many years of strict upbringing.
A remarkable quote from Sophia is all about how the critics cannot speak about how the Chua-family is, because there were a lot of great moments:
“But for real, it’s not their fault. No outsider can know what our family is really like. They don’t hear us cracking up over each other’s jokes. They don’t see us eating our hamburgers with fried rice. They don’t know how much fun we have when the six of us — dogs included — squeeze into one bed and argue about what movies to download from Netflix”