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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.
In Egypt, the exciting part is over; now come the worries. Let's start with three pieces of good news: Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's strongman who appeared on the brink of fomenting disaster, fortunately resigned. The Islamists, who would push Egypt in the direction of Iran, had little role in recent events and remain distant from power. And the military, which has ruled Egypt from behind-the-scenes since 1952, is the institution best equipped to adapt the government to the protesters' demands.
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.
When the homeowner of tomorrow steps in her front door after a long day at the office, she'll be able to enjoy just the right lighting, soft music and seasonally appropriate heat or air conditioning, all primed and ready for her at the touch of a button - a touch she made while still in her car on the way home.
James Franco is aware he has a reputation.
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.
Tony Brown didn't set out to overhaul his college's policies on intellectual property. He just wanted an easier way of tracking local apartment rentals on his iPhone.
Recently, a Chinese mother's memoir set off a national shouting match about her "tiger mother" parenting style.
This week, we look at some notable state dinners.