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Does Amy Chua have the last laugh, now that her daughter was accepted to Harvard? My FIRST reaction is, “No, what’s the big deal about getting into Harvard?” But that’s just because I’m jealous: I tried and tried, but I didn’t get into Harvard. And then I cried and cried. So secretly, I do think it’s a big deal to get into Harvard. My second, and more analytical, reaction is, “Surely there are children of non-Tiger mothers (let’s just call them ‘Pussycat Moms’) who also got into Harvard?” Of course there are. So Tiger Mothering is NOT the only way … Continue reading
Many people have asked me whether Amy Chua’s article and her child-raising tactics applied to my life. I tell them a resounding, “YES,” with one big difference: my Tiger mother made Amy Chua look like a cub. My mother was ferocious…Amy Chua is almost sweet in comparison. I remember bringing home a B on a Social Studies quiz one day when I was in 5th grade. Truthfully, I still dispute that test result, because the question that caused such a “low” grade was, “Which continent is south of Latin America?” I answered, “South America.” Mr. Plutto, our teacher, said the … Continue reading