Are YOU a Tiger Mom?

Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and a Yale Law School professor, contends that most American moms are too soft on their children, acting as unwavering cheerleaders even when they don’t perform at the level that parents expect.

She also says her parenting methods are modeled in the approach her first-generation Chinese-American parents used with her, which she says has made her successful.

Does Chua have a point? Do American moms, but more especially suburban moms, coddle their kids too much? Or is ‘tiger parenting’ setting kids up for trouble handling failure and a good chance they’ll harbor serious animosity toward mom and dad later on in life?

Could this be more than a cultural issue; is it also generational? Did our parents coddle us the way we may coddle our children?

Tell us what you think in the comments.

How much did you like this?
  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

U.K. zoos falling short in conservation efforts, report says

“Animal Ark or Sinking Ship?” At least 5,624 species of vertebrate animals are currently ...

OH newspaper covers our impending rescue

County takes over care of tigers, lions   By Pamela Schehl , News Staff ...

Financial assistance to tiger attack victims increased

Financial assistance to tiger attack victims increased Bipin Chand Agarwal, TNN 22 December 2009, ...