Comments on: Adult Non-Fiction: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother A.K.A. Ambitious Bully http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/08/04/news-commentary-early-literacy/ambitious-bully-my-take-on-battle-hym-of-the-tiger-mother/ Raising Children Who Love to Read Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:51:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 By: Carolyn - Storytime Standouts http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/08/04/news-commentary-early-literacy/ambitious-bully-my-take-on-battle-hym-of-the-tiger-mother/#comment-1367 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 05:44:06 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=5819#comment-1367 Thank you Jody – I quite enjoyed Ms. Chua’s book and was fascinated to learn about her parenting choices and experiences. I could not replicate her approach because, although I have high expections of my children, I do want them to have time and space to dream, explore and discover. As well, I want them to know that I will be there to cheer their successes and, if necessary wipe their tears. I am sure both boys will encounter teachers, coaches, professors and employers who don’t see their “potential.” Their dad and I will always be in the background, encouraging, supporting and believing.

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By: Jody http://www.storytimestandouts.com/2011/08/04/news-commentary-early-literacy/ambitious-bully-my-take-on-battle-hym-of-the-tiger-mother/#comment-1366 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 04:38:43 +0000 http://www.storytimestandouts.com/?p=5819#comment-1366 Wow-great post. It’s very interesting what some parents choose focus on in attempts to secure happiness and possibilities for their children. I think that the best chance of a successful future for our kids is to encourage them to enjoy life, to do things that make them happy (because we are better at doing the things that make us happy), and to know that we love them and will support their efforts and dreams. (within reason~ my kids aren’t allowed dreams that involve moving half way around the world 😉 )

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