New Book "Coming Out of Cage" by E. Way Draws Line Between Involved and Overbearing

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Author kick-starts the conversation on expectations of children.

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Way shows that even though parents just want what they believe is best for their children, this can sometimes cause greater levels of stress and anxiety for their children if parents are acting out of their own unresolved issues.

With more than 40 percent of college students experiencing above average stress levels, the pressure to succeed looms over these young adults.

“Coming Out of Cage” by E. Way, a self described Tiger Mom, talks about her attempt to steer her children toward success, yet shoving them into anxiety and overwhelming pressure.

“Coming Out of Cage” serves the dual purpose of narrative and instruction manual. By teaching through example, Way shows that even though parents just want what they believe is best for their children, this can sometimes cause greater levels of stress and anxiety for their children if parents are acting out of their own unresolved issues.

I witnessed my own daughter’s post-traumatic stress disorder manifest after being admitted into her dream college,” Way said. “This was such a painful experience for both of us, that I wanted to prevent this from happening to other families.”

This book serves as a starting point for families to discuss concerns and issues openly with one another and to provide a kick-start to conversations about the expectations placed on children.

“I could not believe how much of the pain, pressure, distress and insecurity my daughter experienced actually stemmed from my parenting methods,” Way said.

Through the work of counseling and religion, not only has Way found inner peace and acceptance, but also healing and reconciliation with her children.

By addressing issues of poor education structure and mental health misconceptions, Way demonstrates her determination to improve family conversations and society’s perceptions of education, mental health and parenting.

“Coming Out of Cage: Journey of a Tiger Mom”
By: E. Way
ISBN: 978-1-4908-6653-6
Available in softcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Westbow Press

About the author
E. Way came to America with her family from Taiwan at age fifteen for the quality education offered in California. Not to disappoint her parents and herself, she earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, a J.D. Law degree from University of San Francisco, and passed the California Bar exam. Her success continued into adulthood. Way is a former school board trustee and current board director for multiple nonprofit organizations. Today, Way lives in San Jose Bay Area, California where she enjoys coordinating events, singing, dancing, walking her dog and playing piano.

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Muriel Cross
317.602.7137 | mcross(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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