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Tiger parenting does more harm than good
Tiger parenting harms the ability of children to form meaningful and lasting relationships.
Tiger parents from Chinese immigrant communities prefer their children to speak Chinese when they are at home. Such a strict requirement can result in a
with the potential for conflict.
, tiger parenting resulted in children developing poor social skills, which can negatively impact the ability of children to form meaningful and lasting relationships.
Tiger parents often put massive pressure on their children to get
as early as possible, regardless of if their child wants to or not.
By focusing on academic success and quantifiable achievements, tiger parents neglect the development of soft skills.
Children raised by parents who adopted a more
parenting style as opposed to tiger parenting had the best socio-emotional adjustment, the least amount of alienation from parents, and the strongest sense of family obligation.
Tiger parenting can cause
within a family if the child refuses to follow the career path parents often have set out for them.
Children forced into high-value careers such as law or medicine will often resent their parents if those careers make them unhappy.
According to a
, children felt a strong connection to their tiger mothers, despite fears that tiger parenting harms the ability of children to form meaningful and lasting relationships.