Two years ago, Amy Chua, author of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, upset a lot of American parents with her “memoir” of parenting. She asserted that Chinese mothers were “superior” to typical American moms, and put her own successful track record with her very gifted daughters on the line to prove it. The typical American parent was a weakling by comparison, so concerned with a child’s self-esteem they were crippling achievement and self-reliance. (more…)
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