The answer may not be to embrace French or Chinese parenting techniques, but as a society we need to examine our helter skelter approach to the American dream.
There have been Panda Dads and Hippo Moms and Koala Moms and Pussycat Mamas, and today we have an essay from a Lion Mother.
Talk of tiger mothering left me wondering: Where does training a child's soul fit in?
Long after we have tired of responding to Chua's piece, it will still find its way to Asian parents like my own. Whatever we may believe of Chua now, the damage is done.
After they finish fulminating, I hope American parents will see past the attention-grabbing examples and adopt what is best from the Chinese style of parenting.