Part of the Asian Pacific American community is telling the other part of the community that harsh, authoritarian parenting masked as “culture” is just plain wrong. This poor 4 year old child needed a mom and grandparents to tell the so-called “Eagle Dad” to stop tormenting his little boy in the name of “tough love.”
CNN Interviews Lac Su About the “Chinese Eagle Father”
Psychologist and author of the memoir _I Love Yous Are for White People_ Lac Su talks about the lasting damage misguided, “tough love” parenting can do to children. “Culture” is not a defense; plenty of immigrants and Asian American families use positive, loving, firm guidance with great success.