Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

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Are you a Tiger Mother/Father

Yes
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38%
No
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Not Sure
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Total votes : 26

Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby James Ang » Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:53 am

The child must learn violin or piano or both.
The child must get at least an A in Maths, Science and English.
The child cannot play too much computer games or watch TV Etc. :)

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Re: Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby janet88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:01 am

James Ang wrote:The child must learn violin or piano or both.
The child must get at least an A in Maths, Science and English.
The child cannot play too much computer games or watch TV Etc. :)


For me,
Learning violin, piano NOT a must
Getting an A would be a bonus and a pat on the back.
But I agree to not playing too many TV nor computer games.

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Postby Brenda10 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:06 am

Learning Piano or Violin depends on child' potential and interest
A* will be a bonus and A is acceptable but preferably not low A
Can have TV or computer game as interval so long as work completed

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Postby James Ang » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:28 am


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Re: Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby tankee » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:09 am

James Ang wrote:The child must learn violin or piano or both.
The child must get at least an A in Maths, Science and English.
The child cannot play too much computer games or watch TV Etc. :)


I added a poll to your thread, hope it is ok with you :D

I thought this is quite an interesting topic to discuss. :celebrate:

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Re: Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby janet88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:34 am

tankee wrote:
James Ang wrote:The child must learn violin or piano or both.
The child must get at least an A in Maths, Science and English.
The child cannot play too much computer games or watch TV Etc. :)


I added a poll to your thread, hope it is ok with you :D


Sure no prob.
Kids' education go a long way...I do believe in building up foundation at P1 but have to add in some breathing space. I set a daily time table for both my kids...but the assessment books are not like page 1-10 kind of thing, but 1-2 exercises. However, I can be considered a 'Tiger mother' in a way bcos during holidays, the kids still have to do some work everyday and not a COMPLETE holiday.

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Re: Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby Happy Mama » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:36 am

tankee wrote: I added a poll to your thread, hope it is ok with you :D

I thought this is quite an interesting topic to discuss. :celebrate:


Hey Tankee, I cannot submit my vote, because there is no "in between" choice, only yes, no and not sure. I'm neither. :wink: :wink:

I believe in striking a balance in whatver we do... :wink: :wink:

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Re: Are you a Tiger Mother/Father?

Postby James Ang » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:37 am

tankee wrote:
James Ang wrote:The child must learn violin or piano or both.
The child must get at least an A in Maths, Science and English.
The child cannot play too much computer games or watch TV Etc. :)


I added a poll to your thread, hope it is ok with you :D

I thought this is quite an interesting topic to discuss. :celebrate:


Thanks! I voted. Just a thought, does kiasu parents = tiger parents? or more than or less than :)

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Postby James Ang » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:41 am

From the author's intentions, she is more "kiasu" mother rather than an "evil mother" because although strict, what she does is for the good and future of her children.

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Postby janet88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:42 am

Brenda10 wrote:Learning Piano or Violin depends on child' potential and interest
A* will be a bonus and A is acceptable but preferably not low A
Can have TV or computer game as interval so long as work completed


I couldn't agree more...I know for sure I'm no Amy Chua.
My son asked to continue swimming after his schools's compulsory CCA in P3 but after 6 months, he asked to stop bcos he wanted to have his nap every Sun. Someone once asked me why not get son to learn piano, but my son doesn't have the interest and I don't believe in forcing.

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