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‘Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior’ Generates Thousands of Comments

Today Yale Law professor Amy Chau published her parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal released an excerpt with the title: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.”

Chau’s excerpt has already generated 2,507 comments as of this writing, several reaction posts on the internet, and an invitation to appear on The Today Show.

Here’s more from the article: “Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do: attend a sleepover, have a playdate, be in a school play, complain about not being in a school play, watch TV or play computer games, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama, play any instrument other than the piano or violin, not play the piano or violin.”

One photo accompanying the article shows Sophia bent over a piano playing a piece at Carnegie Hall.  What do you think of Chau’s parenting methodology?

Full Disclosure: This GalleyCat Correspondent has been an intern at Penguin Group (USA) in the past.

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