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  • Is the 'Tiger Mom' Controversy Misunderstood?

    04/16/2014 1:35:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    GPS Digital Producer Jason Miks speaks with Amy Chua, a law professor at Yale, and her husband Jed Rubenfeld, also a professor at Yale, about their new book ‘The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,’ and what it means to be a Tiger Mom. Watch Fareed’s interview with Chua and Rubenfeld this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.Your 2011 book, The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, sparked an intense debate with its look at the differences between Chinese and Western parenting. What are the key...
  • Sowell: A Tiger of a Book

    03/17/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 18, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners, tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year. It is titled "The Triple Package" because it argues that three qualities are found in spectacularly successful groups in America. These three qualities, they say, are a superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control. Whether you buy their theory or not, you will be enormously enlightened by their attempts to prove...
  • Has America Lost Its Grit?

    03/14/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish. Written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld (both are law professors at Yale), "The Triple Package" examines a number of groups who've succeeded in this country and advances a thesis about why groups (and nations) prosper or decline. The success of Asian-American immigrants (this principally includes people from China, Japan, Korea and India) is legendary. Less familiar is the bounding achievement of Nigerian immigrants. Though they account...
  • Tiger Mom Amy Chua: Three factors why Indians, Jews, Chinese do better than others

    02/09/2014 12:04:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 45 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | Feb 5, 2014 | Craig Offman
    Sounding a little wounded from the wrath that greeted her 2011 parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua has nonetheless jumped back into the pop-ethnography circus with a new book and fresh controversy. Written with her husband, fellow Yale Law School professor Jed Rubenfeld, The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America posits another theory about collective identity, one that toe-tests – or perhaps leaps over – the line of political correctness: Some U.S. cultural groups, the couple say, are bound to be more successful than others. ......
  • Greenfield: Why People Fail

    01/12/2014 4:47:25 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, January 11, 2014 Why People Fail Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The hysterical responses to Amy "Tiger Mom" Chua's book discussing why some cultures succeed and others fail are revealing. Even though Chua was talking about cultural elements, rather than genetic ones, the accusations of racism are entirely predictable. Chua's thesis, like most similar arguments, is plausible in some areas and implausible in others. Any explanation that tackles as big a subject as that is bound to have as many hits as misses. And yet it's undeniable that some cultures succeed where others fail. The...
  • Tiger Mom: Some cultural groups are superior

    01/05/2014 5:27:03 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 4, 2014 | Maureen Callahan
    She’s doubling down. Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed “Tiger Mom” who, in 2011, published a book arguing that Chinese women are superior mothers — thus their offspring superior children — has even more to say. In “The Triple Package,” Chua and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, gather some specious stats and anecdotal evidence to argue that some groups are just superior to others and everyone else is contributing to the downfall of America.
  • Tiger Mother, Burning Bright (Is the Chinese approach to child-rearing superior ?)

    05/23/2011 6:28:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2011 | John Barnett
    Americans have always been anxious about how their kids are turning out.  But at this moment in history -- when that traditional source of anxiety has been joined by growing nervousness about the rise of China -- any writer who hit upon the idea of connecting the two by arguing, essentially, that Chinese parentage is just better would have been guaranteed to strike a nerve.  Just ask Amy Chua, whose recent Wall Street Journal piece, provocatively entitled "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," became an overnight internet smash. Indeed, "strike a nerve" is not really an adequate metaphor to describe the...
  • Irish Setter Dad

    04/07/2011 10:36:11 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/2011 | PJ O'Rourke
    Whose children will succeed in life, Amy Chua’s or mine? What’s all this bother about Chinese Tiger Moms? Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has America’s female parents in a swivet. You’d have to take Sarah Palin to a NOW convention to see so many ladies mad at a fellow woman. Practically a third of the Atlantic’s April issue is taken up with Caitlin Flanagan and Sandra Tsing Loh giving Amy Chua the dickens in terms strong enough for Hillary Clinton’s private thoughts on Monica Lewinsky. My wife put it more succinctly: “This person is factory...
  • Tiger Mom's Daughter Just Got Into Harvard (Is this vindication of her parenting methods?)

    04/01/2011 4:48:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2011 | Glynnis Macnicol
    Amy Chua, the Yale law professor who enraged parents and morning show viewers everywhere when she published her parenting book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, must be feeling somewhat vindicated today. Chua's eldest daughter was just accepted to Harvard. Chua, better known as Tiger Mom, made headlines earlier this year for preaching the benefits of ultra strict parenting practices -- rooted in her own Chinese upbringing. The WSJ article that accompanied the release of her book was called "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior" and preached a childhood free of video games, playdates, and TV and listed all the ways...
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    01/31/2011 7:01:50 PM PST · by abigail2 · 13 replies
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  • Tiger Mom’ Scolds American Parents, Shakes Things Up

    01/22/2011 4:38:41 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 18 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 22,2011 | Suzanne Venker
    f you haven’t heard of Amy Chua by now, you’ve been living under a rock. Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which is currently ranked #5 on Amazon, thanks to the enormous amount of media coverage her Wall Street Journal article generated. I weighed in on the debate both in my last NewsReal post (where I point out the pitfalls of Chua’s parenting style, not philosophy), as well as in the New York Post. I also spoke with Ms. Chua, who was so happy to read my Post article, entitled ‘Why America needs tiger mom,’...