Tiger Moms Don’t Just Suck, They Don’t Even Exist as a Category

Slate writes up the study by University of Texas psychology professor Su Yeong Kim analyzing children of so-called Tiger Moms. Yes, “tiger parenting” stinks:

“Authoritarian parenting combines coercion with less responsiveness, and leads to higher depressive symptoms and lower self-esteem…. [they] produced kids who felt more alienated from their parents and experienced higher instances of depressive symptoms. They also had lower GPAs, despite feeling more academic pressure.”

Moreover, Kim found that, despite the hype, “Tiger Parents” don’t even exist as a dominant category of Asian-American parenting. So the whole concept is a racist fabrication.

I wrote about “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua here and here. Oh, and here.

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