The Truth About “Chinese Mothers”

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

Image: Penguin.com

Over the weekend, I was pointed to an article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” And over the course of the day and the rest of the weekend, I saw more and more references to the author Amy Chua and her new book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, mostly from Asian-American parent bloggers, and almost all harsh criticisms of the article, of the “Chinese mothering” espoused and of Chua herself.

As a Chinese stay-at-home daddy blogger who was raised by two immigrant parents, I felt almost obligated to weigh in on the matter. If I hadn’t already been busy writing about stay-at-home parenting backlash I probably would have dashed off a response. As it was, I’ve had a little more time to process it since my initial reading.

[Read the rest of Jonathan Liu’s response to Amy Chua’s take on Chinese mothering on GeekMom!]

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