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Tiger parenting does more harm than good
Tiger parenting stifles creativity and individuality in children.
Tiger parents typically
their children to follow traditional, well-paid career paths (law or medicine), regardless of what the child's passions or interests are.
found that Asian American children were more likely to view their parents as an integral part of their personal identity, rather than European American children who viewed their parents as external influences, suggesting that they have less of a sense of individuality.
Tiger parents impose rigorous external standards on their children, such as getting good grades on school tests. Forcing children to conform to these external metrics means they do not have time to develop unique or individual abilities.
The world of risk-taking and spontaneity is inaccessible to children who grew up with tiger parents.
Tiger parents often encourage their children to learn how to play musical instruments to a high standard. For these children, playing music can be a channel of self-expression and creativity.