Zhao Wei the ‘Tiger Mom’ & Tang Dawei the ‘Cat Dad’

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Tiger Mom_(L-R) Tong Da Wei, Zhao Wei (credit to STAR Chinese Channel)


The super-strict mother who controls her children’s schedule and pushes them to excel academically, physically (sports) and at arts.  We call it the ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting ‘Kiasu Parenting’ here in Singapore and this ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting style was made famous in 2011 by Chinese American author Amy Chua and her best-selling book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother“.  The ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting style would resonate with most Asia parents as we are familiar with the no-nonsense strict upbringing our parents put us through.

Challenging the ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting style, the ‘Cat Dad’ parenting style takes a softer approach, choosing to be more relaxed about rules and discipline- disciplining through love and emotionally sensitive and understanding- towards the children.  The term has become popular and is a hot topic on China’s micro blogging site Sina Weibo because of a hit Chinese television series, “Tiger Mom Cat Dad 虎妈猫爸”. The two lead characters are, as the title suggests, a fierce Tiger Mom and a chilled-out Cat Dad. Their styles collide as they try to raise their young daughter.

Taking the lead role as the ‘Tiger Mom’ in the “Tiger Mom Cat Dad 虎妈猫爸”, actress Zhao Wei herself is a mother and prefers a stress-free parenting approach to a ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting style.  Inspired by Amy Chua’s controversial book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother“, “Tiger Mom Cat Dad 虎妈猫爸” explores love, relationships and the challenges of raising a child in modern day China.  The series shows a couple s and their young daughter. Smart, successful in their careers and happy with their home life, the couple feels blessed, however turmoil begins when their daughter starts school and their darling angel seems to be behind all her peers and unable keep up. Conflict arises between the type-A ‘Tiger Mom’ and the more docile ‘Cat Dad’ in their methods to get their daughter up to speed. It’s the battle between ‘tiger’ and ‘cat,’ with their family’s happiness hanging in the edge.

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“Tiger Mom Cat Dad 虎妈猫爸” airs on STAR Chinese Channel (卫视中文台), Singtel TV Ch. 507 and StarHub TV Ch. 822 every weekday (Monday – Friday) at 9:00pm.

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“Tiger Mom Cat Dad 虎妈猫爸” GIVEAWAY:-

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