This book has stirred up a storm of controversy, writes Emma Brockes. But why shouldn't Tiger Mother Amy Chua and her husband investigate the success of certain cultural and ethnic groups? The question is: are they right in their explanation of it?
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. I'd heard a lot about it, but just read it while on vacation. Interesting perspective on parenting and the pro's and con's of cultural differences in how we approach raising children.
"Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of music practice create happy kids? And what happens when they fight back? By AMY CHUA January 8, 2011 for The Wall Street Journal