Monday, January 17, 2011

Western Mom fights back

I posted an essay from the Wall Street Journal written by a Chinese-American comparing Chinese and American styles of parenting. The essay drew quite a few comments here and generated no small amount of traffic. Needless to say, the trend held true for the WSJ. A typical American mom wrote her own essay in response. More than a few letters were published as the original essay triggered an explosion of support and outrage among parents. Being the Yale Law Professor that she is, the Tiger Mother wrote her own response. Interesting reading.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Live and let live. If she wants to refer to her children as trash, who cares? She obviously was BEGGING for attention for herself by writing such a controversial article. Perhaps I would be harder on my children if I grew up in such a culture. Perhaps my children would be Muslim or Hindi if I were born elsewhere and into a different family.

I tell my son his breath smells like poo in the mornings and that our dog doesn't know which end to sniff. I also tell him that his body odor smells like a fast-food chili dog with onions. I doubt that harms his psyche much.

I would like to have expense paid interviews on the Today Show and paid bookings elsewhere. Perhaps I should write a book/essay on my parenting to see if I get such a response from the US public. I would entitle it, "How to Raise Kids the Best You Can in a Capitalist Society in a Deep Southern State as a Single Mom with a Deadbeat Ex."

Anonymous said...

Ah sweetheart, that door swings both ways.

Plenty of partying deadbeat Moms out there while Dad is trying to get her help b/c of her drinking/drugging ways.

Anonymous said...

6.14:

then i assume you graduated from yale and your kids did too. then yes, someone might want to hear your views. oh, let me guess, ole miss?

KaptKangaroo said...

Yeah... what he said, I mean you all do know that we graduated from Haaarvaard heer' naw'!

Anonymous said...

6:41 I totally agree! Although, I don't think you get my point of view:

The mom clearly wanted attention for her choices regarding how she chooses to raise her children. She knew good and well the attention via the controversy she was stirring up. Frankly, who in the hell gives a flying flip about how she raises her children, how I raise mine, or how anyone raises their children?
My point is we all have stories of how we live our lives. She should have kept her story to herself; yet, she willingly begged for the attention of controversy.
Her husband is probably biding his time until the kids are out of college to leave her. The telling of the coin my ex took from me and his kids (although true)was purely for comedic reasons.
Sorry if I offended anyone.

Anonymous said...

6:51 Are you even paying attention to the conversation? Are you old enough to vote?

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