If you’ve been following the controversy around Amy Chua’s memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, check out this story about the book, the backlash against it, and why it really hit a nerve. It features commentary from the GGSC’s Christine Carter.

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If you’re new to the debate—or to Christine’s perspective on Chua’s parenting approach—read Christine’s original post about Chua’s book.

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Jesus. Death threats? Raise your hand if you think that’s okay. I think Chua is being unfairly targeted and our behavior as Americans towards her is shameful. We seem to enjoy picking on her. In every interview I’ve seen with this woman she has admitted she made mistakes. She can’t go back in time and fix it now. Criticize the method, not the individual.

Americans expect achivement based on narcissism. The Chinese are more focused on making sure kids contribute to their society. So many parents let their kids run rampant and grow up to be destructive individuals. Why can’t we solve that problem before picking on this woman?

Emmy | 9:56 am, January 28, 2011 | Link

 
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