Wonderland - British Tiger Mother's BBC 2 9pm Thursday 5th January 2012,
Is this the way forward? What is life like in such households? In Hannah Berryman's film, we meet three British-based Chinese mothers doing their best to make sure their children do not pick up the slack habits of their Western counterparts. Do these children lose out in other ways, or are the Tiger Mothers right in simply expecting more from their children?
To quote Sally, mother of six-year-old Matthew: 'He only does about three hours homework a night - plenty of time to play!'
Amy Chua’s list of rules.
No grade lower than an A; nothing less than top of the class for any subject except gym and drama; no television; no computer games; no sleepovers; no play dates; no parts in school plays; no complaints about not being in school plays; no musical instrument except piano or violin; no choice of extra-curricular activities.
Watch on BBC Iplayer here: BBC Wonderland Series 4 Meet Britains Chinese Tiger Mums