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Tiger Mom

Confessions of a Fanatical Sports Dad

Gordon Marino | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Gordon Marino

Take it from a former Tiger dad, there are serious emotional risks to the intense parent/coach relationship. With the sign-up for fall sports but a few weeks away, permit me to flag a couple obstacles that I stumbled over.

Has America Lost That Loving Feeling?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style
Bruce Kluger

Love isn't on the internet's roughly 1500 online dating sites, which despite annual revenues now in the billions, have reduced the mate-selection process to something akin to ordering off a Chinese take-out menu.

Cracking Under Preschool Pressure

Samantha Kurtzman-Counter | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter

Abundant studies show that social and emotional skills are the most important barometer for kindergarten readiness. So why do parents feel driven to push their kids into academic learning so early?

SLIDESHOW: Who Should Newt Pick As His Running Mate?

Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy

We hope you've been listening to Blind Melon's "No Rain" and arguing about who your favorite "Real World New Yorker" is (Julie, duh!) because with New...

Isn't It About Time We Gave Moms A Break?

Caryl Rivers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caryl Rivers

Today, it is our anxieties about our children's chances in life's economic lottery that seem to be kicking off the latest mommy debate. In the past, it was other issues that twisted us into knots.

Outside the U.S., Math Isn't Just for Boys

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Iris Mack

U.S. girls' lack of interest in mathematics may come from culturally communicated messages about math being more appropriate for boys than for girls.

The TSA Is America's Tiger Mom

Chris C. Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris C. Anderson

Air travel in the United States isn't fun. Not only because of the many restrictions the TSA enforces, but because we American travelers haven't grown up yet. We're still kids struggling to come to terms with the new travel realities in a post-9/11 world.

The Asian Whizkid's Sibling? The Heartthrob

Victoria Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Victoria Moy

Asian Whiz Kids and their Tiger Moms surely abound. But frankly, this model is rather old. The newer, more interesting strand of Asian American is... the Heartthrob Asian.

Tiger Kids With Heart: What the Ivies Want

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Michele Hernandez

It's a particularly Tiger parent thing to value prestige over personal fit; I advocate finding the right fit.

Plaintive Whine Of The Lolcat Mother

Valerie Frankel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

Obviously, I'm doing it wrong. Whenever I issue an order, my kids roll their eyes and tell me to take "a chillaxative."

A Goal Worth Striving For

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

At the end of our journey, when we look back, the currency of achievement will no longer buy us solace. The greater accomplishment will be to over the years have built a foundation of family, friendship, altruism, kindness, compassion and love.

In Support Of The Bulldozer Mom

Darell Hammond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darell Hammond

Giving our children freedom doesn't inevitably lead to failure, nor does it inevitably lead to abduction. We can still set our children down the right path, but first, we must unleash them.

The 'Tiger Mother' Dilemma: When Multi-Cultural Unions Fail

Liz Mandarano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Liz Mandarano

Tiger Mom Amy Chua has received a lot of heat the past few weeks over her parenting style. In her new book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, she asse...

Joan Rivers: Tiger Mom's Kids Should Design American-Made Clothes For Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"We've bonded, Hilary. We have bonded over shitty phone service all over the United States," Joan Rivers remarked to me on Friday, after a few frustra...

A Black Mother's Response to Amy Chua: We're Tiger Moms, Too

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna Marie Williams

My sisters and I actually agree with much -- though not all -- of Chua's approach. To varying degrees, we're tiger moms who were raised by a tiger mom -- who happened to be Jamaican.

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.

Lessons From My Italian Tiger Mom

Stefania Lucchetti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefania Lucchetti

I find that there is a great and unnecessary hype around the difference between the "Western" and the "Eastern" way of raising children.

Why I'll Never Be A Tiger Mother

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bamberger

In our "please give me the secret to perfect parenting" culture, if one mother is viewed as having a magic wand that will turning her child into a prodigy with Harvard potential, there is sure to be a substantial audience.

Battle Hymn Of The Human Mother

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

I respect Amy Chua for being honest in her memoir, and am glad that she's able to reflect on some of her parenting decisions with candor and even remorse. The conversation her book has precipitated is a crucial one.

Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A fe...

What Amy Chua Gets Right

Wendy S. Grolnick and Kathy Seal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy S. Grolnick and Kathy Seal

The uproar greeting Amy Chua's allegedly tongue in cheek tales of demeaning and belittling behavior toward her daughters has drowned out an important theme: the parenting principles that Chua gets right.

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.

A Tiger Mom Shares Her Secrets

Louis Bayard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Louis Bayard

A lot of other tigers ask me: Why do South Chinese tigers raise such successful cubs? Why do our cats grow up to be such prodigious hunters? Why are our coats so luxuriant? Why are our teeth so toothy, our growls so growly?

Confessions Of A Confused Mom

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

I am a mother who does not have a strong conviction that there is one fixed, right way of raising children. Often times I second-guess my own choice in a situation, and wonder if I could have found a better way of parenting.

WATCH: Arianna On Why She's 'Completely Against' The Tiger Mom Approach To Parenting

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

On Thursday's episode of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Arianna offered her opinion on the "tiger mom" controversy and whether she thinks taking a tough, hard...