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Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there’s a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may…
The most successful hyperpowers are the ones where there was actual intermixing. Tang dynasty China was China’s golden age, and contrary to what I was…
The Chinese mom is not the helicopter mom. I would never do their homework for them. It’s all about: Take responsibility, don’t blame others. Be…
The Chinese model calls for giving your kids very little choice – and I’ve come to see that you can go too far with that.…
Some people don’t need parental commitment, they will still come out great, but for others, parents can be critical in providing moral and academic guidance.
Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which…
My children grew up with one Western parent. My husband doesn’t believe in raising his voice with the kids and we don’t spank. They were…
I was raised by extremely strict – but also extremely loving – Chinese immigrant parents, and I had the most wonderful childhood! I remember laughing…
I think there are many ways to raise great kids. From what I can tell, Ayelet Waldman’s kids are interesting, strong, and happy, and if…
China cannot pull in the best and brightest from all over the world. It’s an ethnically defined nation, the opposite of an immigrant nation. You…
You know, I think it’s so ironic that we’re calling hard work, striving for excellence, don’t blame others, you know, don’t give up, that we’re…
I think the biggest difference is that I’ve noticed Western parents seem much more concerned about their children’s psyches, their self-esteem, whereas tough immigrant parents…
Some people are just self-motivated – my husband was. I also believe there are many children for whom parental involvement is key.
I’m willing to be different than other parents and go against the mainstream.
I do play tennis, but I don’t really like competition. I’m supposed to be so intense, but I hate competition.
I’m a slave to my dogs and go out with them almost every day. They are poorly behaved if they don’t run. They really act…
Everything I do as a mother builds on a foundation of love and compassion.
A Western upbringing tends to stress questioning authority, which is always asking why, why, why.
Both of my girls have very high self-esteem because they were both able to master certain things; I should think that’s good for their confidence.
Some parents let their kids sleep at other people’s houses, where they drink alcohol, watch TV for hours and God knows what else. But if…
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