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Tiger Mothers: Authoritarian Parenting, Works Very Well

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“Why is an authoritarian upbringing necessarily bad?”

Because
As authority figures change
From “Parent” to “Not Parent”,
(And it will, as a matter of time-course),
Those parents with the best of intentions
Justifying authoritarian upbringing will regret that
Their children, accustomed to obedience (“Respect!”)
Won’t question what harm new authority figures pose
Upon them in the name of “I know what is best for you.”

Authoritarian parenting isn’t necessarily bad…
if you intend to create potential victims for those
who pass themselves as authority figures for your children
(and trust me Tiger mothers,
soon it will not be
you.)

Written by Jane Chin

January 11th, 2013 at 11:14 am

Posted in Family and Parents