Western Parents Don't Know How to Bring Up Their Children

from  Intelligence Squared

Mar 2, 2018

 

Why are there so many Chinese maths and music prodigies? Because Chinese mothers believe schoolwork and music practice come first, that an A-minus is a bad grade, that sleepovers, TV and computer games should never be allowed and that the only activity their children should be permitted to do are ones in which they can eventually win a medal - and that medal must be gold.These methods certainly seem to get results but do they make for the rounded individuals Western parents are striving to bring...more

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