Was your parents strict when it came to parenting you? Mine was. Try 2-3 hours of piano practice everyday and when it was holidays 3-4 hours. Try that along with 3 days of extra Sunday school that actually occurred on Friday/Saturdays too. Try that along with the extra home work generated by everything together. Still, we Asians take it like champs. We are so accustomed to it all that it’s just normal for us.
Yesterday, i saw this article and it definitely jolted some old memories. The article was definitely on the more extreme side of things but it did contain some valid points which is a good insight to asian parents. I love the responses that the article has garnered because like the original author of the article i do honestly believe that asian parenting is something left best to asians. Westerners would honestly be dialling the anti abuse child care society if they see some of the stuff we see.
Have a read and see a very different perspective on how some kids are brought up. I would say water it down about 30-40% and you would get a fair understanding of the majority of asian parents.