1. We all grew up with Tiger Moms and Dads.
With the popular book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, it can be easy to think that most Asian American parents are raising their children with endless lists of rules and ideals. The truth is that every family is different and there are many Asian American parents who encourage their children’s artistic abilities and not just their scholarly endeavors.
A major contributing factor for a more traditional upbringing is if the parents were immigrants to the U.S. or had parents who were immigrants. Culturally, first or second generation parents tend to be more influenced by their country’s traditions and expectations and thus are stricter than parents whose family has been here for several generations.