Published on January 26th, 2011 | by Judie Jacobson0
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.