Which parenting is superior – “Tiger Mom” or “Panda Dad”?
This paper should be between 3-4 pages in length, typed, and double-spaced. You must use at least three academic sources one of which must be from an academic journal. All sources should be referenced in APA style with in-text citations and a bibliography in your paper. Any plagiarism will result in failure of the assignment
Write the paper: Use the sources you find to identify three or four of the strongest arguments to support your position. Your paper should include:
- An introduction
- A paragraph for each of your arguments
- A paragraph with one or two of the strongest points of the opposing position with your rebuttal
- A conclusion
- At least three academic sources
- In-text citations in APA style
- A bibliography (work cited) in APA style
Position Paper #2: “Tiger Mom” vs. “Panda Dad”
In her memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, Yale Law School professor, Amy Chua shares her experience of raising two daughters with strict rules, disciplines, and high expectations. Amy Chua identified herself as the “tiger mom,” implicating her tough and unyielding parenting style. In comparison with the child-centered Western (American) parenting, Chua contends that her hard-driving Chinese approach ensures children’s success. Her essay, “Chinese Mothers Are Superior” attracted both support and criticism. To counter Amy Chua’s “tiger mom” approach, Wall Street columnist, Alan Paul proclaimed himself a “Panda Dad.” In his essay, he proudly exalted the advantages of American parenting which emphasizes free thinking and creativity that many Chinese children seem to lack.
Debate question: Which parenting is superior – “Tiger Mom” or “Panda Dad”?
Research Paper Dos and Don’ts
- Your paper must have a title.
- No abstract is needed.
- If you intend to write a minimum three-page paper, it must be solid three pages. Points will be taken for a paper not meeting the minimum requirement at the professor’s discretion.
- In academic papers, you should avoid using personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” and “us.” You might use “one” or “individuals” instead.
- In your work cited, you must include the following information:
- the author’s name
- the year of publication
- the title of the article or the book
- the title of the journal, or magazine, or newspaper
- the database if you obtained your source from a database
- You should not use reviews, abstract, videos, and blogs.
- A source from .org and .gov aren’t necessarily academic unless you obtained it from our library’s databases.
- Be cautious with sources that don’t have an author. Likely they are not reliable sources.
- When discussing your source, you should introduce it with a signal phrase. If the author is Smith, you might say “According to Smith (2017), many Americans have sleeping problems.” Or “Smith (2017) stated that many Americans are struggling with insomnia.”
- When introduce an idea from a source, better not begin with the title of the source, but begin with the author’s last name.
- Quotation is not recommended unless it is ABSOLUTELY necessary. Paraphrase ideas from your source. Points will be taken for having more than 2 quotes throughout of the paper.
- On your work cited page, don’t forget to indent the second and subsequent lines.