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Why French Parents Are Better

Pamela Druckerman: They teach their kids patience

(Newser) - Tiger Mom showed us why Chinese parents were better, and now Pamela Druckerman is making a case for the French. Short version: The grownups are in charge, and they don't cater to their kids' every whim. They teach their children patience and tend not to wind up with spoiled... More »

Tiger Mom: I'm a Paper Tiger When It Comes to College

'Most hands-off parents we know,' says Amy Chua

(Newser) - You can all relax. Tiger mom Amy Chua isn't driving her first-born daughter nuts haranguing her to study and barring sleepovers and TV now that she's in college ( Harvard, of course ). The fiercely strict mom is "probably the most hands-off" college parent, Chua writes in... More »

Move Over Tiger Mom, It's 'Wolf Dad'

Chinese father is media sensation at home for his tough discipline

(Newser) - "Tiger Mother" Amy Chua may have been strict with her daughters, pushing academics ahead of sleepovers, but she's practically a kitten compared to "Wolf Dad" Xiao Baiyou, who has written a bestselling book in mainland China originally called Beat Them Into Peking University, reports NPR . Xiao... More »

Tiger Mom's Daughter Is Valedictorian

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld gets the last laugh

(Newser) - Maybe the final, happy note in the Tiger Mom brouhaha? Amy Chua's daughter was valedictorian of her high school class, reports the Daily Caller . Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld even poked a little fun at the controversy over mom's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother book, joking that she was going... More »

Tiger Mom: East-West Combo May Be Best for Kids

Asia teaches discipline, America creativity: Let's combine

(Newser) - Tiger Mom Amy Chua, no stranger to how nasty the mommy wars can be , thinks her fellow Americans are "strangely close-minded" when it comes to parenting, she writes in USA Today . Everyone gets hyper-defensive whenever a new philosophy of child-raising is mentioned, which is "odd because anyone can... More »

Time Unveils Influential List

A look at some of the more interesting entries from this year's list

(Newser) - Time has just released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and there are some perennial favorites (Barack Obama, Oprah), some recent newsmakers (Julian Assange, Mark Zuckerberg), some villains (Anwar al-Awlaki, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, Kim Jong Un, all of whom get very brief write-ups), some... More »

Tiger Mom's Cub Shares Deep Thoughts on New Blog

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld can't decide between Harvard or Yale

(Newser) - Tiger Mom's control over her perfect daughter may be slipping. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, spawn of Amy Chua, is now indulging in a favorite pasttime of slackers everywhere: blogging. "When the whole world's calling you a mindless robot, you kind of get the urge to start talking," she... More »

Tiger Mom's Kid Gets Into Harvard

...and Yale

(Newser) - Take that, haters: You may not like Amy Chua's parenting style, but it has apparently returned a child that is Harvard material. And Yale material. Sophia, 18, is currently deciding between those institutions, reports the Boston Herald . And Chua isn't taking credit for the acceptances. "I don’t think... More »

Hollywood Wants Tiger Mother Movie

Could Amy Chua's story be the next Joy Luck Club ?

(Newser) - Amy Chua certainly captured the nation’s attention with her rather unorthodox parenting memoir —and Hollywood thinks Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has big-screen potential. “Not only is there a movie here, I definitely think it's more than one movie,” says Ron Bass, who co-wrote and... More »

'Tiger Mom' to Colbert: 'It's Supposed to Be Funny'

Also, Amy Chua says she ultimately had to relent

(Newser) - "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua defended herself on the Colbert Report last night, saying her memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has been widely misinterpreted. "It's not a parenting book," Chua said. "It says on the cover, 'How I was humbled by a 13-year-old.'" Asked... More »

Chua's Daughter: Back Off, 'Tiger Mom' Raised Me Well

Oldest child Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld defends her mother's parenting style

(Newser) - Author Amy Chua is getting roasted for her praise of strict Chinese parenting , so who better to defend her than her own daughter? "I admit it: Having you as a mother was no tea party," writes 18-year-old Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld in the New York Post . "There were some... More »

Actually, 'Tiger Mother' Is the One Doing the Coddling

Amy Chua's parenting method is 'soft, indulgent,' writes David Brooks

(Newser) - Amy Chua angered many— to the point of death threats —with her espousal of a strict "Chinese" parenting style and denouncement of the "weak, cuddling" American variety. But as far as David Brooks is concerned, it’s actually Chua who is "coddling her children." By... More »

'Tiger Mother' Gets Death Threats

Amy Chua shocked by response to thoughts on parenting

(Newser) - Amy Chua is shocked by the furious response to excerpts from her book, Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother , recently printed in the Wall Street Journal. The author—who hails the hardline method of Chinese parenting in the excerpts—has received thousands of angry emails and even death threats, reports... More »

In Defense of 'Ambivalent' Western Moms

Op-ed: 'Roaring like a tiger' might not work for all kids

(Newser) - In response to Amy Chua's much-discussed book excerpt in praise of ultra-strict Chinese mothers, Ayelet Waldman begins her defense of "ambivalent" Western moms by rattling off a bunch of supposed no-nos she's allowed her four kids to do—quit music lessons, sleep over at a friend's, surf the web,... More »

Are We Ready to Parent Like 'Superior' Chinese Mothers?

Amy Chua pushes the Chinese method of parenting

(Newser) - Amy Chua—and her method of parenting—is creating quite a stir. The Wall Street Journal published an except from the Yale law professor's new memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, over the weekend, and the 3,494 comments (and counting) include reactions like: "I am in disbelief... More »

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