Tiger mother 虎媽

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幫助你的孩子在人生中取得成功的最好的方法是什麼?父母望子成龍、望女成鳳。Neil 讓他的孩子們整個夏天都在努力學習,上各種課外補習班、興趣班,琴棋書畫一個不拉。這樣做的目的是確保他們能以優異的成績通過考試,並掌握各種才藝技能。但是這種教育方式與 「tiger」 有什麼關係呢?聽節目,學習 「tiger mother」 和 「tiger parenting」 的用法。

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Feifei
Hi, Neil. 去海邊度假怎麼樣,好玩嗎?

Neil
Lovely, thanks. You know I adore the beach.

Feifei
Your kids must have loved it too?

Neil
Ah, they didn’t come. They were at summer music camp.

Feifei
呃,夠專注的!That’s very dedicated!

Neil
Well, they have piano exams to pass, Feifei. And then there’s a French test when term starts again, so they’ve been having intensive French lessons every evening.

Feifei
Wow, you really are tiger parents!

Neil
Tiger what?

Feifei
我的意思是你對孩子嚴加管教是為了督促他們刻苦學習,取得好成績。A 『tiger mother’ or tiger parenting describes a particular kind of strict upbringing.

Neil
Well, let’s say we just want what’s best for our kids. Even if they don’t appreciate it yet!

Feifei
「Tiger mother」 最初被用來形容一些傳統東亞家庭中常見的教育孩子的方式,不過任何人都可以採取這種方式。

Neil
It appeared in a book by Chinese American law professor Amy Chua, who claimed her academic success was partly thanks to her own tiger mother. Let’s hear some examples.

Examples
I never got to relax as a child. My tiger mother had me up at 7am practising the violin every Saturday and Sunday.

We’ve decided to let little Bruno do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. I’m worried tiger parenting would stress him out.

I have my tiger parents to thank for making me learn my multiplication tables at the age of three. I would never have become the governor of the bank otherwise.

Neil
You’re listening to Authentic Real English from BBC Learning English. Our expression is ‘tiger mother’. Well, Feifei, how to be a good parent is always a subject of debate. Tiger parenting is no exception. It all depends on your values, really.

Feifei
這是當然的了。不管怎樣,你的孩子們這個夏天可是在忙碌的學習中度過的。這個週末你有什麼安排?會帶他們出去玩玩嗎?

Neil
We’re going to the zoo.

Feifei
That’s nice. A reward for getting good grades?

Neil
Yes, though we’re going to take our notebooks too. They have to learn so much about animals if they want to get top grades in biology this year.

Feifei
You really are tiger parents!

Neil
Roar!

Feifei
Bye.

Neil
Bye.