Parents in Western cultures tend to respect their children’s individuality. Children are allowed to discover and pursue their true passions and encouraged to do so with the best intention.
In this context, the roles of parents from the very beginning are to provide support and a nurturing environment to facilitate positive reinforcement.
In contrast, parents of Eastern cultures, especially in Asia, believe that the best way to raise children is by a method of tough love.
Father and mother act as strict managers who expect nothing but excellence. When children misbehave, tiger parents express intense disappointments; praise is most likely muted when children achieve.
When the tiger parenting method is employed to an extreme level, it is not uncommon for a child to feel depressed and under-appreciated most of the time.
Without intervention, the child may develop bitter anger and ill-will towards the parents.
In a peculiar case of tiger parenting in Canada, a young woman named Jennifer Pan couldn’t handle the constant burden of unusually high expectations from her parents and resorted to murders to escape the pressure.
10 /10 Intruders
On November 8, 2010, three intruders broke into the Pan home. They held everyone inside hostage, including Jennifer, Hann (her father), and Bich (Hann’s wife and Jennifer’s mother), demanding money.
Hann and Bich were taken into the basement; their heads were covered with blankets. The intruders fired-off five bullets into the couple.
Hann was shot twice, once in the shoulder and another in the face. Bich was shot three times in the head. Made killing, the intruders fled through the front door. Jennifer was left alive, but the story unraveled most shockingly.
9 /10 Immigrant Success Story
Bich Ha and Huei Hann Pan moved from Vietnam to Canada in 1979 as refugees. They married in the new country and built a well-to-do household in a foreign land they now call home.
Both found jobs at an auto parts manufacturing company Magna International; Bich in the car parts division; and Hann in the tool and die department.
Bich gave birth to two children from the marriage. Jennifer came first in 1986, then Felix in 1989. By 2004, they saved enough money to purchase a good home in Markham, a Mercedes-Benz, and a Lexus ES.