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Recently, there has been controversy over the effects of parenting styles that are prominent in certain cultures. The topic surfaced after Yale law professor Amy Chua published her novel Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, arguing in favor of strict, unwavering discipline that she calls a "Chinese way of parenting". This, she believes, is the best method of raising children so that they may reach their fullest potential and be able to take advantage of all that life has to offer.
Chua has received a lot of criticism from people who do not agree with her and believe that her methods are harsh and unnecessary. In other cultures parents use various techniques to ensure that their children grow up to be successful adult. However, the underlying question is whether or not these parenting stereotypes are as common as they are made out to be.