BEYOND THE TIGER MOM
About the author
Born and raised as a Chennai girl in India, Maya Thiagarajan had the best of both Western and Asian culture woven into her family life – being raised by her South Indian father and American mother. Maya has also experienced her fair share of struggles and achievements through her teenage years in India, before leaving to further her studies. She worked and started a family in the United States in a span of 15 years, but missing the Asian lifestyle, moved her family to Singapore back in 2010.
About the book
Maya Thiagarajan shares her reflections, journey, and practical advice on parenting – giving you fresh perspectives of Western and Asian culture. As a Harvard graduate in education policy, she does not fail to provide educational research to back up her findings and understanding of parenting. As the title suggests, there is much more to parenting than the ‘tiger mum’ style, which Asians tend to lean towards. Maya offers honest insights to parenting styles, based on her own experience and that of parents she has interviewed. She takes on the fundamentals of the Asian mindset of being good at math and reading, attending tuition, being admonished for failing papers, and many more. After introducing every topic, Maya makes sure to provide relevant and practical tips for parents to try out, along with more sources for information. Every parent wants to raise their child to achieve his or her maximum potential in this world, and this book can serve as a guide. –