tiger mom

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:05am

I'm wondering if you've all heard of Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
In reply to: weedosmom
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 8:26pm

I have only read Amy Chua's Wall Street Journal excerpt from her book, her explanatory follow-up the next week, and much of the backlash in between. I haven't read the entire book yet. I don't know if her methods are uniquely American elite, but they're not uncommon among the Chinese, Indian and Iranian, and Ghanaian families that I know, all of whom could be described as upper middle class. No one I know goes to Chua's extremes, though.

This isn't the point of your post, I realize, but what I objected to most in the approach Amy Chua describes was

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