BBC Helps Bring Asian American Parenting to Light
By now we’ve all heard about how Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother portrayal of strict Asian parenting shook the world. Whether or not Chua’s description of how Asian parents raise their children resonates with the way most Asian households are run, we can all agree that a majority of these households are all about instilling traditional values, discipline, and respect in their children.
In an effort to spread diversity and awareness of other cultures, the BBC is producing a documentary that will send two troubled British teens to live with an Asian American family for one week to sample a disciplined and loving upbringing. The British teens will attend school, help with household chores, and participate in community activities. If you think you know a family that would be interested in being part of this documentary, please contact Laura Jones, researcher at Twenty Twenty TV, for more information.