If you can think all the way back to 2011 you may remember Amy Chua, the Yale professor and "Tiger Mom" who set your Facebook feed on fire with a book excerpt that argued for maniacally strict parenting lest your kid become a massive failure. Well, she's back and she's coming for us all.
China now "has more self-made female billionaires than any other country in the world," writes infamous "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua in a recent Newsweek article profiling four Chinese lady tycoons. "This is not only because China has more females than any other nation. Many of these extraordinary women rose from nothing,…
Another Chinese-American mom — this one also a psych researcher — has come forward to challenge Amy Chua's famous/infamous suggestion that "tiger" parenting is the best way to raise successful kids. Shockingly, she says moderation is actually best.
Did you think the whole Tiger Mom controversy was over? Well, always-tasteful ABC show What Would You Do? digs it up and mercilessly flogs its corpse in this segment, in which an actress playing a mean Asian mom berates her daughter as shocked diner patrons look on.
It would seem that Time's "100 Most Influential People" (or at least their guests) included Ann Coulter, Sandra Lee, and, um, the Tiger Mom. So, were their fashion choices equally...noteworthy?
"In 1976, I wondered why TIME didn't have a triumphant Patti Smith on its cover," writes Michael Stipe. He also suggests they put her on the cover now. For now, she'll have to settle for being one-hundredth of the annual Time 100 Most Influential People.
Dissatisfied with standardized testing in schools, some parents are taking their kids out of the game. But this does a disservice to everybody else.
On tonight's Report, Amy Chua—the controversial author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother—was Stephen Colbert's guest. The interview was a mix of funny and serious, with defenses by Chua of her parenting throughout. Here are some highlights.
Amy Chua's memoir, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, has recently been the subject of controversy, due in no small part to the strict parenting methods she describes. We sat down with Chua to see how she's handling the backlash.
The NY Times weighs in on the controversial parenting essay by Yale prof, author, and tough-loving "tiger mom" Amy Chua with both an article and an op-ed. Chua tells the Times that people are criticizing her for being "honest." Ohhhh.
Confession: I have no idea how to respond to Amy Chua's now infamous article, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," published to immediate and then sustained cries of disgust, trauma, ridicule, and debate on the blogosphere and the comment-o-sphere.