Chinese Parents and American Parents

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Chinese parents and American parents differ greatly in their parenting styles and a noticeable difference can be seen in the success of their children. The children of Chinese parents often excel in various areas, including in their educational, musical, and professional lives. The children of American parents, however, usually have a harder time excelling in those areas. Chinese parents and American parents hold opposing philosophies about how they view their children, opposing methods about how they raise their children, and opposing effects on the personalities of their children.

Chinese parents feel that their children have a responsibility to obey them and pay them back for their efforts in raising them. American parents, on the
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American parents, on the other hand, believe that it is their own responsibility to provide for their children and they do not ask for much in return for their hard work. Chinese parent believe that their children success is a parental merit, so there is little room for the parent to show grace in the child's failures because the parent will interpret these as parental failures. In contrast, American parent are more likely to try and excuse the child and their selves for filial failures, which also leaves little room for grace because it fails to recognize sin. “Chinese parents believe they know what is best for their children, therefore, override all of their children’s own desires and preferences.” American parents, on the other hand, observe their children’s individuality and maintain positive reinforcement and a nurturing environment at every opportunity.

When it comes to raising children’s Chinese and American use different method’s with their children’s. Chinese parent is stricter than the American parents. Chinese parents assume t, not fragility. Chinese parents demand perfection grades because they believe their child can get them. In contrast, American parents worry about how their children will feel if they fail at something and they constantly try to encourage their children about how talented they are notwithstanding a mediocre


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