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I guess all the Western moms out there who thought Tiger Mom was too strict can go suck it. Amy Chua's daughter is now choosing between Harvard and Yale:
http://www.businessinsider.com/tiger-mom-wins-daug...

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  • alexpasch's picture

    One of the comments to the article:

    "i'm sure they'll get wonderful grades as well and they'll turn into great 80 hour a week worker drones, but that's it as the spawn of tiger moms are absent from the highest hall of power in the corporate world as they're not taught to think outside the box and the oppressive mothering they've received stunts the entrepreneurial spirit"

    I couldn't have said it better myself...

    Consultant to a Fortune 50 Company

  • Midas Mulligan Magoo's picture

    It's not that she's too tough, it's that she'd be too busy unwrapping my belt from around her throat and extricating my foot from her ass to raise voice, let alone child.

  • damnthetorpedos's picture

    1. Getting into H/Y doesn't mean happiness or well-adjusted socially. Parenting isn't just about getting your kids into the best schools, it's also about making sure they like what they do, are socially active, etc. I know nothing about her daughter so I won't comment but it's ridiculous to say that just because she got into Harvard and Yale Amy Chua is automatically a good parent.

    2. Amy Chua went to Harvard and teaches at Yale.

    I'm all for discipline and making sure my kids value education, etc. but I wouldn't be able to look at myself if I pushed my kids in a way that made them successful but ultimately unhappy. If you ever read the Chua book, you'll see that in the end she realizes that being such a tough parent isn't always the way to go

  • Clarkey's picture

    These fuckers train their kids to pass exams and when they get into the real world they fall over.

  • damnthetorpedos's picture

    also, i'd rather have #tigerblood than tiger mom anyday

  • Edmundo Braverman's picture

    I just identify because I'm considered one of the toughest parents at my kids' school. I had to sub in for the basketball coach last weekend, and I'm sure some of my fellow parents were horrified that I had their kid running lines and doing push-ups instead of just running around playing tag.

    A man has to pay one of two prices in life: he can pay the price of discipline, or he will pay the price of regret.

  • damnthetorpedos's picture

    c'mon, there's a difference between lines and pushups for kids who want to play basketball (which sounds absolutely fine) and not letting your kid go to the bathroom during piano practice or having extracurriculars besides the ones you pre-determined to be acceptable

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    UFOinsider's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    A man has to pay one of two prices in life: he can pay the price of discipline, or he will pay the price of regret.

    FUCKING AWESOME! I realized this a few years ago and it's 100% true. +1 when I have bananas again

    Get busy living

  • In reply to damnthetorpedos
    euroazn's picture

    damnthetorpedos:
    also, i'd rather have #tigerblood than tiger mom anyday

    Lol, that's the first thing I thought about when I saw the title, I only remmembered the whole Asian Parenting thing later.

  • cphbravo96's picture

    So does anyone else think that Sophia might be work fucking? Is everyone missing the point of this article?? LOL.

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • In reply to cphbravo96
    UFOinsider's picture

    cphbravo96:
    So does anyone else think that Sophia might be work fucking? Is everyone missing the point of this article?? LOL.

    Regards


    .....not sure I follow.....

    Get busy living

  • cphbravo96's picture

    Okay, what the fuck? Has anyone seen what's on the mother's Wikipedia page?!?!?

    She is the eldest of four sisters: Michelle, Katrin, and Cynthia. Katrin is a physician and a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Cynthia, who has Down Syndrome, holds two International Special Olympics gold medals in swimming

    Dude, even her mentally handicapped sister is a champion...maybe there is something to all of this.

    Odd how they left one sister out. She's probably the black swan of the family because she's only an MD at GS, lol.

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • syntheticshit's picture

    Getting into Harvard etc. is only the first step....congrats that you have raised your child to show success at age 18 to convince a bunch of college admissions officer they are worthy of a 175k label of success. This is only 25% of their life expectancy, and it's what they decide to do with that degree and the range of opportunity that lies beyond that are far more important. Can all of the disciplined parenting pay off or will the child crash and burn when faced with real life decisions....

    Best of luck to her daughter (she's pretty cute)--there is no truly correct way to raise a child, only a ton of really awful methods. In the end, most parents probably want the same things for their child, they just have no idea how to go about doing it and subconsciously stick with how they were raised.

  • In reply to Edmundo Braverman
    The.RealDeal's picture

    Edmundo Braverman:
    One of my buddies on Facebook just hit me with this gem. Daughter of Tiger Mom goes on to become porn star:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/porn-star-tiger-mom...

    I'm not sure how much stock I put into anything that the Business Insider writes but I did catch the part where the article references her bio with regards to Warren Buffet being her idol and I can't help but share this with those who have not seen it yet or don't follow ZeroHedge (Where I originally came across this, but can't find the article anymore) :

    " A recession is when other people lose their job, a depression is when you lose your job. "

  • In reply to Clarkey
    SAC's picture

    Clarkey:
    These fuckers train their kids to pass exams and when they get into the real world they fall over.

    Not really. There's a reason they're referred to as the "Model Minority" you know.

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