The Chinese ‘tiger mom’ in a tech and code-heavy world

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The Chinese 'tiger mom' in a tech and code-heavy world2

Chinese parents are famous for their so-called “tiger mom” style of bringing up their children by laying down exacting standards in their kids education and extracurricular activities.

Now it seems learning musical instruments or playing sports isn’t enough — not when there are far more high-tech pursuits on offer, like computer coding.

CCTV America’s Michelle Makori interviewed Van C. Tran about children’s education and parenting style in China. He’s an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University.

The Chinese 'tiger mom' in a tech and code-heavy world

The Chinese 'tiger mom' in a tech and code-heavy world

Chinese parents are famous for their so-called "tiger mom" style of bringing up their children by laying down exacting standards in their kids education and extracurricular activities. Now it seems learning musical instruments or playing sports isn't enough -- not when there are far more high-tech pursuits on offer, like computer coding. CCTV America's Michelle Makori interviewed Van C. Tran about children's education and parenting style in China. He's an assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University.