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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Why This Pussycat Parent Will Never Be A Tiger Mother

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few years ago, a controversial book entitled 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' captured considerable media and public attention because it seemed to argue that overly-strict discipline borrowed from Chinese parenting philosophy was superior to the allegedly more casual Western parenting style. The book was actually less controversial -- and far less interesting -- than media coverage made it seem.

WATCH: Arianna Discusses How To Thrive With 'Tiger Mom' Author Amy Chua

Huff TV | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Huff TV

Arianna recently sat down for a discussion with Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School and author of the books "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and...

What Amy Chua Didn't Tell You: Why 'The Triple Package' Is Dead Wrong

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Khanh Ho

I'm not here to jump on that bandwagon. I'm here to address one crucial question that Amy Chua does not consider: the uneven starting point that immigrants face when they decide to come to the United States.

Spread Your Key Idea That Turns Your Life Into an Adventure

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Kare Anderson

In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.

On "Exotic" Parenting

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Bhakti Shringarpure

The urban mom is obsessed with making a science of parenting. This is healthy and completely normal. But here is where I draw the line: looking for solutions through cultural stereotyping and engaging in quasi-racist discourse under the guise of doing what's best for your child.

Know Thyself, Hamster Mom

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 04.22.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I'm no Tiger Mom. In actuality, I'm more of a Hamster Mom -- fond of delicious wedges of sleep and given to cuddling (and likely coddling) my brood in lieu of demanding perfection from them 24/7.

Why 70s Parents Are Superior to French Parents

Amy Wilson | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Amy Wilson

Last year's "Tiger Mom" tempest made Amy Chua a bestselling author, and Pamela Druckerman, author of the released-this-week Bringing Up Bébé, is surely hoping lightning strikes twice.

Emma Gray

Tiger Mom Amy Chua Says She's 'Changed A Lot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 01.10.2012 | Parents

Has Tiger Mom gone soft? One year after the release of her controversial memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Amy Chua is back in the spotlight,...

The Global Search for Education: On Success

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The desire for successful children in a performance-based culture often consumes us before we realize it.

Mixed Tape of the Nightingale Mom

Tamsin Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Tamsin Smith

Uncomfortable as it may be to explain adult topics to kids, I believe it's important to respect their intellectual capacity to seek and hold information they may only partially understand.

Battle Plan Of A Tiger Daughter

Deanna Fei | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deanna Fei

While my mother might loathe the term "Tiger Mother," as far as labels go, I like it. My husband and I started strategizing how to raise our kids -- by Chua's definition -- Chinese.

Cinderella Ate My Man-Eating Tiger Daughter

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Hilary Levey Friedman

Is it possible that it is Amy Chua who has gotten it right? If parents don't let a little bit of their Tiger selves come out early, it's possible that Hymowitz's Cinderella model will reign supreme.

China's Ambivalent Tiger Moms: When in Rome...

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the People's Republic, contemporary mothers, flooded with information that promote a more liberal model of modern parenting, are conflicted.

Mommy Confusion

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Why is being a mother so hard? And why do we all harbor such emotionally corrosive fears that we aren't doing it right?

Corporal Punishment In Public Schools -- There's An App For That

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Joanne Bamberger

If public school teachers in so many states are permitted to exist in a "do as I say, not as I do" world, what hope do we have of convincing our kids that violence or meanness won't be tolerated?

Hong Kong Branding Secrets

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

The past week I've enjoyed a rare window into Asian culture and thinking. I hopped a Saturday night flight on Singapore Airlines from San Francisco an...

Bandwagon of the Battle Hymn

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shira Hirschman Weiss

If you don't already know it, the cool kids are writing about Amy Chua, author of the parenting manual -- no, make that "memoir" -- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

Battle Hymn of the Hippopotamus Mother

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ted McCagg

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 | 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.

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.

Race to Nowhere?

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

For all its courage in tackling sacred suburban norms, the Race to Nowhere fails to take on the elephant in the living room, the matter of class.

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 Real Tiger Mom: Egypt's Amal Sharaf

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

To say that Chinese "Tiger Mom" and Egyptian "Revolution Mom" are both doing right by their children is a bit like comparing Mommy Dearest to Mother Teresa.

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.