Antithesis of Parenting with Self-Esteem?

January 11, 2011

Fresh Air” regular  Maureen Corrigan reviews a fascinating book which is sure to stir up parents, psychologists, and culture experts for the foreseeable future. She notes the  vast differences between Chinese values and current American attitudes toward child-rearing in “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Education pros generally us warn not to insult or  restrict our children and to give them  “space.” Apparently there’s more than one way to get a child to practice piano, as Yale law professor Amy Chua reveals in this book.

Shira S.

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