A note to all the tiger moms and Asian dads out there
Your kids just might end up killing themselves or live in depression all their lives because of you. You have no idea what the stress or pressure is like in these times so please don’t say stuff like “Oh we never had school buses,” or “Oh we had it so much worse back then,” because the fact is we don’t care. I mean we do and we’re sincere about all the things that you do for us, but don’t even try to say that you understand us because you never will.
Do you fit in our shoes? Do you fit in our shirts? Do you understand every bit of our academic life starting from homework all the way to the standardized tests? No, you don’t. So shut up for once and stop being ignorant about the way you treat your kids. Yes your friend’s son/daughter may have a 2400 on the SAT’s, but I bet that child has no life. Life has to be balanced and you of all people should understand that by now. You can’t have everything in life, especially academic talent and social skills. We already live in one of the most competitive districts in the state so please give us some leniency. The next time you utter the phrases “Not good enough,” or “Why didn’t you score higher,” think about what YOU went through in life and what WE as the future generation have to go through. Every generation, no matter how advanced, will have problems of its own accord, so don’t be so quick to judge and think that you know everything because all you’re doing is pounding that nail into coffin more.