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“Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” flawed by parents

Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” appeared on the NBC Today Show today to promote her new book. The book showcase the method that Amy’s parents used to raise her – the same method she uses to raise her children. Amy promotes the Chinese authority method of “mother knows best” and strict disicipline to produce children that are competitors.

Watching Amy Chua’s facial expression during the show was an education in itself. While mostly suppressed, I think that she could produce a world-class sneer if she wanted. A sneer that could express a “I’m better than you” emotion that would be hard to miss.

I don’t mean to dismiss the notion of strict parenting. But in the case of Amy Chua, I think she may have been damaged by her parents upbringing. But how would she know. She thinks she’s pretty good.
For those interested, the video is here.

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