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Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Judie Jacobson

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Tiger Mother vs. Jewish Mother: We want to hear from you!

Amy Chua’s new book, “Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother,” has generated a boatload of heated discussion concerning her, shall we say, unique parenting techniques. Chua, a Yale Law School professor and mother of two teens, achieved fame – or perhaps infamy — when she highlighted the key points of her book in a Jan. 8 article published in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” (linked here). Among Chua’s proud achievements:  making her seven-year old daughter practice a particularly difficult piano piece for hours on end, late into the night, without water or a bathroom break.

We want to hear what you think.

Whether you’re a Jewish mother or father…or just the offspring of one, tell us what you think of the Tiger Mother’s techniques and/or how they differ from your own experience as a Jewish mother or the child of one.  We may also publish your thoughts in an upcoming issue of the Ledger.

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