爱思英语编者按:许多人都想知道中国父母是如何抚养那些传统意义上的好孩子的,不管他们是否愿意,都能把他们培养成天才。本文摘自耶鲁法学院教授Amy Chua的《凶妈妈的育儿经》,由她为大家讲述如何用传统东方方法来教育两个女儿。到底东西方教育哪个更好?见仁见智,小编认为,没有最好,只有最适合。

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
中国妈妈更加擅长教育吗?

Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of music practice create happy kids? And what happens when they fight back?
没有电影,没有电视,没有电脑游戏,也没有几小时的音乐练习,能让孩子生长的快乐吗?如果孩子反过来不喜欢这些怎么办?

A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what these parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it. Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do:
许多人都想知道中国父母是如何抚养那些传统意义上的好孩子的,不管他们是否愿意做,都能把他们培养成数学天才和音乐神童,就像是由于家庭内部熏陶的一样。好了,我可以告诉他们,因为我做到了。下面列举的是我的女儿索菲亚和路易莎绝不允许做的事情:http://www.24en.com爱思英语网


Amy Chua with her daughters, Louisa and Sophia, at their home in New Haven, Conn.

• attend a sleepover
• 在外过夜

• have a playdate
• 看电影
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• be in a school play
• 参加校园剧演出
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• complain about not being in a school play
• 抱怨没有参加演出

• watch TV or play computer games
• 看电视或玩电脑游戏

• choose their own extracurricular activities
• 选择自己的业余活动

• get any grade less than an A
• 考试成绩没达到A

• not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
• 除了体育和戏剧外其他学科没有得第一名

• play any instrument other than the piano or violin
• 除了钢琴和小提琴外学习其他乐器

• not play the piano or violin.
• 不学习钢琴和小提琴
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I'm using the term "Chinese mother" loosely. I know some Korean, Indian, Jamaican, Irish and Ghanaian parents who qualify too. Conversely, I know some mothers of Chinese heritage, almost always born in the West, who are not Chinese mothers, by choice or otherwise. I'm also using the term "Western parents" loosely. Western parents come in all varieties.
我就是用的比较宽松的“中国妈妈”的教育方式。韩国人、印度人、牙买加人、爱尔兰人、加纳人中也有许多非常合格的妈妈。相反,有许多华裔,他们出生在西方,已经不是中国式的妈妈了,出于自愿或者不是。我也用比较宽松的“西方父母”的教育方式。西方父母的方法可谓花样繁多。