Was her Mom a "good" parent? What type of parent is her mom? Does she love her daughter or is she merely "using" her for her own selfish reasons?

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There are several questions posted here, and all of them are based on the opinion of the reader. I believe that the response could be argued either way. Personally, I feel that the mom is a "good" parent that loves her daughter. I believe that at her core, Suyuan wants...

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There are several questions posted here, and all of them are based on the opinion of the reader. I believe that the response could be argued either way. Personally, I feel that the mom is a "good" parent that loves her daughter. I believe that at her core, Suyuan wants her daughter to be successful. In Suyuan's opinion, success is measured monetarily. She wants her daughter to be a prodigy so that she can become famous and rich. I think that is an entirely normal thing for a loving parent to want. As a parent myself, I do not want my kids to have a life of financial struggles. I do not need them to be famous, but I do not want them working three jobs at minimum wage just to pay the bills and feed themselves. Suyuan is attempting to find Jing-mei's niche that will help her be well-off financially. Yes, Suyuan pushes Jing-mei, and she pushes her hard. The expectations are high, and Suyuan tries over and over again to find something that Jing-mei will gravitate toward. I think it is absolutely the sign of a loving and caring parent to push one's child to grow and develop usable and diverse skill sets. I think the sign of an unloving and "bad" parent is to not care at all about what the child does or pursues. With all of that said, I believe that Suyuan did not do a good job at recognizing when to back off. However, that does not make her an unloving parent.

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