Friday, January 14, 2011

What is a Chinese Mother? from The Takeaway: Early Edition by (Public Radio International and WNYC Radio)

Author, mother, and law professor Amy Chua is creating a firestorm with an essay published in this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal titled, "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.” The essay, which was given its title by the Journal, included excerpts from her new book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Both showcases Amy’s strict parenting style — from forcing her daughters to practice the piano well into the night without bathroom breaks, to forbidding them to attend sleepovers. We’ve invited Amy on the show today — not to discuss whether her parenting methods are good or bad or right or wrong - but to talk about whether or not her methods are really Chinese. And if they're not Chinese, what they are instead. The podcast will be posted on this webpage, shortly.

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