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A Must Read–More Fall Out from the Tiger Mom

by on Aug.11, 2011, under Learning, Parenting

Simply put, the following is a link to an article that I believe is a must read.

“10 Unsettling Education Trends Started By Tiger Moms

Not only is the information powerful and important in the lives of parents and children, but it is incredibly thought provoking.

Let me know what you think by sending a comment.

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7 Comments for this entry

  • Julie Baczewski

    Hi Betsy,
    This truly is a must read article for all parents and educators. Tiger Moms are so opposite from everything I learned and experienced in the field or Education, it is hard to get my mind around that philosophy to even attempt to understand where it is coming from.


  • Jill K

    Just as scary as the original article. I am dumbfounded how people can honestly believe this is the right thing to do for children. The interesting thing will be to see how these children, who become adults deal with life and all its imperfections (and theirs).

  • April

    I feel so bad for kids of those parents. They never get a chance to be a kid. And their parents don’t get to have any fun either. The kids are going to be lost when they get older & don’t have their parents controlling every aspect of their lives.

  • Ivy

    Hi Betsy,

    Now I kind of feel like the slacker mom…I encouraged my son to take Italian for his foreign language.
    What that story doesn’t touch on are the sports version of the Tiger Moms. That is another very scary entity, especially on the Westside of Los Angeles.

  • Matthew Kuehlhorn

    Not for me. This is a trend however and it is the swing of the pendulum which, in my opinion, has swung too far.

    The “Tiger Mom” mentality is one based in fear. Perhaps it is rooted in the parent’s own dreams though it could simply be an increased pressure and a fear of having less that is driving this force.

    This push misses the person inside of the kid. The kids have desires and when they are anchored in their own vision and passion they will have incredible discipline to pursue mastery.

    That is what life is all about–mastery.

  • Santina Alltop

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  • Sharona

    I was raised by a Tiger Mom and a Tiger Dad. They had very high expectations for us and when we didn’t achieve we definately heard about it. There was never, ever any doubt that they loved us fiercely. Their expectations of us molded us into respectable, well-adjusted, successful parents ourselves who love our own children fiercely. While mediocrity is sometimes inevitable there is no reason to aim for it. As a kid I never “missed” the essance that they loved us though they were demanding. The Greatest Generation was raised on those values.

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