Tiger Mom has a few regrets

  • Article by: LAURIE HERTZEL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 7, 2012 - 10:25 AM

Amy Chua is coming to town to talk about Chinese-American relations and to answer questions about her provocative memoir.

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ljfromminFeb. 6, 12 8:21 AM

Oh yes. Promoting parental discipline and self reliance is not going to make you many friends in pop culture America.

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pamelap12Feb. 6, 12 9:22 AM

She should NEVER, EVER apologize for demanding the very best from her daughters. That is why her children will have the discipline and the fortitude to succeed while others who allow their children to dictate what is going in the household will fail. When parents are more concerned about being their children's friends than their parents they have failed outright. Children need discipline and guidance to make it in this world. Any parent that fails to understand that already plans for their children to live under foot in the basement until their fifty. Do not give to pop culture's notion of what constitutes child-rearing. That is why we have all these children just lethargic, lazy, and failing!

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one73rdherdFeb. 6, 12 9:44 AM

God Bless her and her daughters. Sounds like a great mom.

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garagewineFeb. 6, 1212:01 PM

Maybe someone should interview her children.

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dahposterFeb. 6, 12 2:46 PM

I hope she also taught her kids to think for themselves. Having high standards is important but teaching them to make good decisions and think for themselves is more important. It doesn't seem like she taught them any of that. Kids need to be taught to succeed and also enjoy life otherwise what is the point

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eliotparkmanFeb. 6, 12 3:04 PM

I'm not surprised she felt the need to annotate her mention of _All_Creatures_Great_and_Small_. It's a nuanced rumination on the nature of veterinary medicine that considers the essential meaning of a profession and considers myriad abstract parallels, something for which Tiger Mom's rote approach to putting up big numbers is decidedly ill-suited.

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actualreaderFeb. 10, 1210:39 PM

Seriously? James Herriot an "unreliable narrator"? I think she's spent too much time plotting which of her daughters' possessions to threaten to burn. That's when it's time to start questioning a lot of other unreliable things, beginning with your role as an adult and parent.

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rchandraFeb. 12, 1212:55 PM

Tiger Mom, give us a break. I'm the Teddy Bear Psychiatrist, and my full comments about your book are available at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-pacific-heart/201106/battle-hymn-the-teddy-bear-psychiatrist The comments are quite interesting as well.

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