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The most effective parents, according to the authors, are “authoritative.” They use reasoning to persuade kids to do things that are good for them. Instead of strict obedience, they emphasize adaptability, problem-solving and independence — skills that will help their offspring in future workplaces that we can’t even imagine yet.
I read through the book summary on Amazon and they say Chinese parents, both in the US and in China, go the furthest in this “authoritative” direction. This is Amy Chua "Tiger Mom" all over again.
With respect to tiger parenting, is it "authoritative" or "authoritarian"? Some of the worst stereotypes of tiger parenting seem more "authoritarian" than "authoritative".
Unfortunately, Amy Chua seems to have promoted a more "authoritarian" style of tiger parenting. See the first essay in http://www.psychology.sunysb.edu/hwaters-/psy327/articles/Chinese mothers.pdf .