Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tiger Babies Strike Back: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom by Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side by Kim Wong Keltner

Kim Wong Keltner takes a look (that is sometimes very angry and bitter) at the perfection driven parenting of Chinese parents. She writes about her own childhood, her family history, and how she is striving to cultivate her own and her daughter's emotional life. She also loves San Francisco, so there are also some love letters to the city.

Funny, but angry. I was hoping that it would be a direct response to Amy Chua's book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and an argument for the importance of emotional well-being and mental health, but it was more of a meandering memoir with some angry tirades about traditional Chinese parenting.

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