The recent 'tiger mom' debate has highlighted the rift between Asian and Western parenting approaches. In Hong Kong, despite its mix of cultures, the high expectations of children typical of Chinese child-rearing are firmly entrenched, and perpetuated by unsubtle advertisers who would have parents believe that their progeny will be prodigies from toddlerhood onwards.
Formula milk with academic promise:
Cleverly-branded lifestyle products:
Surely some parents might be tempted by a quick fix rather than have mini Menuhin practice until midnight?