Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tiger Mom is Back!

Remember a few years ago when the book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" by Amy Chua came out? In this now infamous book Amy Chua explains what it takes to raise brilliant well behaved exceptional children. I read the book and although I admired how tough and focused Amy Chua can be with her kids, I also felt sorry for her children. I mean no sleep overs! Ever!

Amy Chua is back with a new book that she wrote with her husband. "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America". In this new book Amy explains that there are certain ethnic and religious groups that are more likely to succeed than others. So who made the list? Well according to Amy Chua and her husband Jeb Rubenfeld, Jewish, Indian, Chinese, Iranian, Lebanese-Americans, Nigerians, Cuban Exiles and Mormons do.

There is no doubt that this new book will cause as much of a stir as Tiger Mom did. She will have back-up for her list, with examples of success in education and in careers, but there is no one that people will be upset and claims will be made that she is pushing stereotypes. That she is claiming that some races or religions are better than others.

Will you read Amy Chua's new book? 
Do you think we can learn from looking into how different races and religions achieve success? 

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