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Amy Chua

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.

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.

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 ...

Tiger Mothers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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.

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.

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.

Raising Our Children To Be Whole, Not Just Successful

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

Neither a person nor a society can be a success without valuing all the component parts of human nature.

Hu Has a Solution to Fix Trade Imbalance?

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam


What If The 'Tiger Mother' Had Joint Custody?

Alison Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Like most of America, I have been riveted by Amy Chua's Chinese parenting techniques described in the media over the past week. I've greedily followe...

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.

Tiger Mothers, Networked Fathers and Organization Kids

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bradley W. Bloch

David Brooks sets the stage for a question that reaches beyond Chua's book: Is the surest path to success the relentless pursuit of excellence, or is it being able to work in groups and navigate social networks?

Confucian V Cartesian

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sunil Adam

The book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, professor at Yale Law School, which sparked much discussion in the media last week, deals with h...

War Cry of the Values-Based Parent

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Effective child-rearing involves finding the balance between how much we ought to actively chisel our children into what we believe is the perfect image versus passively allowing their own personalities and gifts to unfold.

Battle Hymns And A Presidential Satire

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'Chinaberry Sidewalks' by Rodney Crowell Los Angeles Times The revelation of Crowell's new memoir is that this seemingly stable adult emerged from a ...

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.

Success in Life is More Than Success in High School: Thoughts on the Tiger Mother

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

As I read about Amy Chua's Tiger Mother, I keep asking myself, why is it that the kids who excel in high school don't necessarily do well in life? Have you noticed that at reunions or by staying in touch with your classmates?

President Obama Gets It Right: Regulation Hurts Innovation, So Why the Public Backlash?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Are we confusing our passion for the free market with our emotion toward the person who occupies the Oval Office? Will President Obama be vilified no matter what he does?

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 | Books

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...

Amy Chua's Recipe for Disaster and the Externalized Cost of Book Sales

erin Khue Ninh | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
erin Khue Ninh

Long after we have tired of responding to Chua's piece, it will still find its way to Asian parents like my own. Whatever we may believe of Chua now, the damage is done.

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.

If You'll Do Anything for an "A," You'll Do Anything for Your Boss, Too

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Our kids today are already surrounded by forces that encourage them to be compliant. The very last thing they need is parents who've taught them to be good soldiers.