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Your Parenting Style: Are You An Extreme Parent?

This new parenting term was recently coined in the popular and controversial book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by self proclaimed tiger mother Amy Chua.

Q: What style best describes your approach to parenting?

Attachment parenting.

Helicopter parenting.

Free-range parenting.

Tiger parenting.

A little bit of each.

None. I have my own approach.

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Tiger parents are strict, expect their children to follow rigid rules, and demand excellence in academics. The term stems from the idea that tigers are a symbol of strength and power, and generally inspire fear and respect.

Pros
Proponents believe the stern home environment and strict demands motivate children to perform their best. Tiger parents claim they only expect so much out of their children because they know they can meet their expectations. Children are also taught to respect their parents and elders.

Cons
Opponents believe this form of parenting promotes conformity instead of creativity. Tiger parents use punishment and shame to force their child to improve in areas they think they should, which can result in low self-esteem and very high stress levels. Many tiger parents do not allow their children to play, and instead adhere to a very strict schedule.

For more guidance on establishing your own parenting approaches, read our information about bonding with your child, fostering independence, discipline and setting boundaries.

Do you want to find out more about your mothering style? Take our Mothering Styles quiz.



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August 31, 2014



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