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Are Parents to Blame for Helicopter Parenting?

<a href="/blogs/michelle-higgins/2011/10/17/are-parents-to-blame-for-helicopter-parenting">Are Parents to Blame for Helicopter Parenting?</a>

According to current popular discourse, modern day parents fall into one of two distinct categories: relaxed free-ranger or over involved and controlling helicopter. And while much fun can be had satirising the extremes of either parenting style, missing from the discussion has been a deeper analysis of the larger context in which everyday parenting decisions are made ... When I examine my own parenting I find myself veering wildly between the two extremes, the parenting equivalent of the hybrid car. Read full article

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

<a href="/parenting-resources/academic-success/battle-hymn-of-the-tiger-mother">Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</a>

Book: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. The controversial yet compelling parenting biography by Chinese-American author who writes about her journey as a parent determined to use what she calls "Chinese parenting" to raise successful children. But the journey does not end in the way she expects. Read full article

I am a Tiger Mother and a Bear Mother

<a href="/blogs/michelle-higgins/2011/01/27/i-am-a-tiger-mother-and-a-bear-mother">I am a Tiger Mother and a Bear Mother</a>

Being a mother of a child with a special needs diagnosis tends to turn one into more of a Bear Mother than a Tiger Mother. The "Tiger Mum" tag, as outlined in Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is not unique to "Chinese parenting" although it may be most fully expressed there ...When my inner Tiger Mum starts to roar too loudly, both literally and psychologically, I can rely on my husband and children to let me know that I have crossed the line and need to put my inner Tiger Mum in lockdown mode. Read full article

News Flash - Tiger Mother is Really a Pussycat - Book Review

“Expectations coupled with love was the greatest gift anyone could give me…” said Amy Chua, on a PBS interview about her controversial parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Nothing much to disagree with there … until you read about the author’s expectations and methods used to ensure her daughters met them. “I don’t think Chinese mothers are superior …” says Ms Chua in the same interview. Well, that’s good, unless you read a headline in the Wall Street Journal: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”. Read full article