On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal published an excerpt from Amy Chua's book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" and it set off a storm of debate about cultural differences and parenting. In her essay, Chua wrote that "A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids," and then went on to discuss how she raises her own daughters by banning playdates, refusing to let them choose their own extracurricular activities, and requiring that they never get any grade less than an A.
We asked Belle Yang, a Taiwan-born artist, writer and author of several books for children and adults, to offer her response to the essay. Here's her take in the Wall Street Journal.
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