"We found that children whose parents use more authoritarian-type parenting strategies tend to develop more aggression, depression, anxiety, and social problems and have poorer social skills." -- Assistant professor of psychology, Qing Zhou, at left, head of UC Berkeley's Culture and Family Laboratory.
June 20, 2013: Researchers at the Univ. of California-Berkeley Culture and Family Laboratory followed "more than 250" San Francisco Bay Area Chinese-American imigrant families with first- and second-grade children over the past two years (since the publication of Amy Chua's Battle Humn of the Tiger Mother -- and, according to CBS News, found that children raised by "tiger moms" suffer.
As Stephen Smith reports:
Zhou said the findings were based on interviews, parent-child interaction activities, and cognitive and academic assessments of the child. Her team measured how frequently parents use authoritarian-type of disciplinary strategies - like verbally criticizing the child and demanding the child do things without explanation.