Ayelet Waldman Blasts Amy Chua In Defense Of Western Mothers

01/15/2011 10:43 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • AYELET WALDMAN The Wall Street Journal

Here are some of the things that my four children of a Jewish mother were always allowed to do:

• Quit the piano and the violin, especially if their defeatist attitude coincided with a recital, thus saving me from the torture of listening to other people's precious children soldier through hackneyed pieces of the juvenile repertoire, plink after ever more unbearable plonk.

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