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Amy Chua Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

'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...

Real Time: Acrobat Mothers Versus Tiger Mothers

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

Having just conducted a study with a diverse pool of American mothers and as a mother to two daughters and one son -- I know that mothering today is much more nuanced than Ms. Chua's experience.

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.

Why You Shouldn't Follow Amy Chua's Parenting Advice

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Mother, fathers, you decide -- power and control over another to boost your ego, or connection and closeness built upon encouragement and respect? I suggest the later.

What The Tiger Mother Can Teach Us About Resilience

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

The notion of encouraging kids to push past easy doesn't bother me. Nor do I think we harm them by requiring them to do things they don't feel like doing. But I do maintain that parents should motivate their kids to stretch a little.

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.

Kind Or Cruel: What Kind Of Parent Are You?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

So, what is it? Being cruel for the "sake of our children's success" or being kind for the "sake of their psyche?" Do we have a right or wrong here?

Where Are The Positive Parenting Role Models?

Judith Simon Prager, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Simon Prager, PhD

Neither too involved nor too uninterested parents have any interest at all in the inner life of their children -- their hopes, desires, dreams. And without nourishing those aspects, we starve them of everything from imagination to hope.

The Tiger Mom's Other Half: Where Are The Dads In This Dynamic?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is there room for two strong-minded parents with two different styles of parenting? What is the quality of the parents' relationships and how do they affect the young eyes watching?

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?