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'Tiger Mom' Speaks Out Against Critics

Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is continuing to ruffle feathers with her controversial parenting style that discourages praise of mediocre efforts and overindul...

Mouse Mother

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

A lot of people wonder how it is that Jewish parents raise such stereotypically successful kids.

Battle Hymn of the Bookworm Mother

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Celeste Ng

As I contemplate my son's future, I have to admit there's one thing that might wake my inner tiger. There's only one thing my son could do that would really disappoint me: not liking reading.

Battle Hymn of the Gefilte Fish Wife

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Deborah Copaken Kogan

A lot of people wonder how Jewish wives manage to raise such spineless husbands. Here are some things my husband, Melvin, was never allowed to do.

Tiger Mom Is A Scaredy Cat

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

This storyline is no longer about a Chinese-American mother and her parenting style. This narrative has exposed a raw nerve about the current zeitgeist of parenting and how best to raise our children in 21st-century America.

Balancing Eastern And Western Parenting Styles

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

At the same time American parents have been engaged in animated debate about traditional Asian parenting, parents in Taiwan are about to be exposed to an American-born concept.

What I Love About The Tiger Mom

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

In a culture of parenting that is sorely lacking that kind of conviction, I think all parents can learn a few things about raising their children from this Tiger Mom.

Amy Chua Vs. The Talmud

Michael Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Levy

There is no one way to parent. There is no one correct answer. Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah were not Tiger Mothers.

What Tiger Mothers Do Wrong (And Right)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Chua's story both mesmerized and appalled me. Reading it is like driving past a horrific car accident and wondering whether anyone survived.

Reassessing Motherhood

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Howard Merritt

What is the most important in our parenting? What do we want for children? Is it success? Is it happiness? Is it something else?

Is Chua's 'Tiger Mother' Approach Ethically Bankrupt?

Betty Jamie Chung, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betty Jamie Chung, Ph.D.

Where does Chua's book address the ethical self? How is she teaching her children to deal with other people? Have we missed something vital in defining success in child rearing?

Chua, Baby

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

While my self-esteem couldn't be detected by an atomic microscope, I did regard myself as a sure thing in some future Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog eating contest.

Superior Mother Or Successful Marshal?

Tracey Jackson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Jackson

If you want to make people a little upset, say something mean about their husband. If you want to make them angry, pick on their pets. If you want them to attack you from all sides, criticize their parenting.

Amy Chua Sets Off Firestorm With 'Chinese Mother' Essay

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Amy Chua published a list of things her children "were never allowed to do" growing up, including "attend a sleepover," "watch TV or play compute...

Rousing The Tiger Mother Inside Me

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

Long after we've grown and left home, we continue, in a sense, to act as our own moms and dads, urging on as we strive to meet our goals. How we talk to ourselves really does matter.

Are Chinese Mothers Superior? You Can Decide for Yourself

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Basically Amy Chua wrote the book we didn't. Which means my own Tiger Mother was right: my laziness was going to be my "downfall" one day.

The Question No One Is Asking In The Tiger Mom Debate

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

How do you define success for your kids? This is what the Tiger Mom debate boils down to. What do we want for our children, and what does their success (or lack thereof) mean for our own identities?

Ayelet Waldman Blasts Amy Chua In Defense Of Western Moms

The Wall Street Journal | AYELET WALDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 th...

Chinese Mothers Controversy: Why Amy Chua Is Wrong About Parenting

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Chua's argument goes against years of scientific research into what makes kids truly happy -- and successful -- in life. Moreover, it rests on a faulty premise.

Chinese Moms Vs. Jewish Moms: Who Is Mother Superior?

Wendy Sachs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sachs

Should Jewish moms become more like Chinese moms? Maybe. As long as we can hold on to the playdates, sleepovers, open debating and sleepaway camp.

Will Chinese Mothers Win The Parenting Prize?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Chua explains that Chinese mothers (and parents from other non-white American cultural groups) think about children differently. They think about potential, rather than protection.