I have enjoyed a quiet night in finally getting around to reading this story framed as how Chinese parenting methods are 'better' ... but I think it might speak to the repercussions of dogged immigrant mentality (just one of my many reactions, which can all be generally labeled as 'horrified').
- the nearly 6000 comments from it on WSJ (I guess Bill Gates recently wrote about an African issue and it elicited 187 comments....?)
- Betty's blog post on the matter
- and the popular Quora rebuttal thread, all three of the latter being more interesting than Chua's original piece.
Concluding selfish thought: Parenting scares the living daylights (for lack of a cruder, juicier term - my mom is reading...oh, the irony) out of me.
There it is. My greatest fear.
But on the flip side, I've heard it's indescribably rewarding, so I'll keep an open mind on the matter.
Betty was quoted in the New York Times on this topic!