What I’m currently reading…

I highly recommend “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua.  It’s a fascinating yet controversial look at the child-rearing differences between Western parents and their Chinese counterparts.Western parents try to respect their children’s individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions, supporting their choices, and providing positive reinforcement and a nurturing environment. By […]

Are you extreme?

I like what this Psychology professor says in the following article.  “You know you’re an extreme parent when you’re convinced your second-grade son is having more fun doing the Kumon advanced math program than watching Saturday morning cartoons.”  Kathy Hirsh-Pasek states that there are two competing developmental views of children.  1) A child is an […]