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Amy Chua Parenting

'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...

Battle Hymn of the Bookworm Mother

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
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.

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.

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?

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?

Tiger Mothers, Mama Grizzlies and the Mommy Wars -- Let's Tame the Beasts!

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Being a parent forced me to often interact with people I would not have dealt with otherwise. And this brought the single best moments of all -- people will surprise you.

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.

Putting My Head In The Tiger's Mouth

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

I thought this week I would put my head in the lion's mouth -- or more accurately, into the tiger's mouth -- and add my voice to the chorus of cheers and jeers directed toward the Tiger Mother.

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?

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.