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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Amy Chua
So you're visiting someone's home with your child and hot chocolate is served. As the hostess' children sip the delicious concoction politely and silently, your own little dear takes a gulp and promptly spits it back into the mug.
It's hard to imagine, but there was a time when taking a photograph without posing your subject was considered wasteful.
"Crazy Stupid Love" actress Julianne Moore will travel to the nation's capital next month for the annual National Book Festival.
It's not easy to perfect a formula to encourage human aspiration, but two very different women in the headlines think they've done it. Lady Gaga, who just won a Grammy for best female pop vocal performance, and the Tiger Mother, whose controversial book on "parenting" became an instant best-seller, are cut from the same cloth to make a splashy costume. Both have cleverly manufactured a personal story, sensationalized its message and packaged it in a way that sells to the insecure, the overanxious and the ill at ease. Superstar meets supermom.
I recently saw the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Valentine's Day tips" on how to love one's child. Clearly, the pediatricians do not subscribe to "tiger" parenting, a la Yale professor Amy Chua.
This is bad news for the Tiger Moms, but an academic credential isn't always the biggest banana in the bunch. The academic dropout, though nobody's role model, is sometimes the overachiever.
The most effective character training is rooted in a strong parent-child relationship.
Among the chattering classes, Yale law profes- sor Amy Chua has sparked recent debate for her controversial new memoir on the virtues of her Chinese parenting style, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." Released to less acclaim, but one hopes greater readership, is another essay on parenting, by Anthony Esolen: "Ten Ways To Destroy the Imagination of Your Child." If Ms. Chua's book stands as an indictment of modern American parenting from the perspective of a Chinese mother, Mr. Esolen's book is also an indictment of modern American parenting - but, ironically, for being insufficiently American.
Recently, a Chinese mother's memoir set off a national shouting match about her "tiger mother" parenting style.
She's opinionated. She's controversial. She's a grizzly mama. And her outspoken comments about certain Americans are generating Twitter memes and death threats.
A new memoir of bad-ass parenting, Chinese style, from a self-proclaimed tiger mother has unleashed a ferocious roar.
"I'm afraid I can't take any credit," Ms. Chua wrote in an email to the Boston Herald. "I don't think my parenting had anything to do with it - I think Sophia did it 100% herself."
"Having you as a mother was no tea party," Miss Chua-Rubenfeld wrote. "There were some play dates I wish I'd gone to and some piano camps I wish I'd skipped. But now that I'm 18 and about to leave the tiger den, I'm glad you and Daddy raised me the way you did."