Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Two Things

First, if you are posting comments on this blog you might want to reconsider your screen name if it might be considered offensive, whether you intend it to be or not.

Second for those of you making the "Parenting" argument, here's "Tiger Mom" on Colbert:

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14 comments:

freakomania10 said...

Personally, I like her. I don't think she really did anything wrong, and the grief she's getting from everyone is totally unnecessary. In the video, she even says she was "humbled by a thirteen year old"-her thirteen year old when she rebelled, and she learned from it. I think that what she's saying is that being a parent is an experiment, and you're going to screw up and things arent going to be the same for everybody, but there's no way of knowing that until you try. So, even if her course was a little tougher than most people's, she has learned from it and could probably make the next go around go differently by learning from the mistakes she made. And anyways, her kids are probably as model citizen as you can get now, and their kids will probably be too, and their kids' kids and their kids' kids' kids.

Kristie said...

I liked her also after I saw the video but I couldn't help but think that maybe she was doing a little back pedaling after the public response of her book. I looked back at the previous posting about Tiger Mom and could see that maybe the Maureen Corrigan had put her own twist to lead us to a certain assumption. Although reading some excerpts from the book in the same blog posting she does state that western parents don't come close to a Chinese mother. Hmmmmm.

Cecily said...

I did not really enjoy watching the tiger mom clip because I felt like Colbert never really gave her a chance to express anything worthwhile. He kept talking over her any time it seemed like she was actually about to say something. I was impressed though that she remained so cheerful throughout his harassment. I would have liked to punch him in the face.

renee said...

I enjoyed the video of the "Tiger Mom" it was hilarious. I enjoy watching Colbert. When Amy Chua talked about "humbled by a thirteen year old" her thirteen year old daughter rebelled. Amy let her daughter decide if she wanted to play tennis or play the violin. She also mentioned how if she didn’t have boundaries as they were growing up they would be just play video games as do many kids now days do. I feel that is a good parenting to a certain extent of letting them enjoy something of their own liking.

Maggie said...

Well, in my personal opinion i believe she stated all the right things about immigrants and how they raise there children different from the American culture. Immigrants who have came from other parts of the world to the United States don't take it for granted. They want there kids to take the full advantage of the opportunity of the choices they have here in American then they would else where. I think it is a good idea that all parents take some advice from here to better kids for there own future. A big part of how kids act today is based on how the parents are raising them. If the parents care and are strict to a certain extend there more then likely not going to get into drugs, gangs, and drop out of school. They are more likely going to know that there being cared about and care about themselves and want to get a good education. This will also help the generations to come by there kids will help there kids do the same thing. It will be a contagious family tradition.

Diana.Blizzard said...

If her strategy works, then why not? I like her parenting style. It's obviously more beneficial to have kids learning how to play an instrument or doing something to expand their skills and talent rather than playing video games. That's what I'd do if I had any kids.

Bushra Syed said...

so frankly, I don't know why there is so much controversy with her strategies. Isn't she creating the type of people that we in our world? Like Friedman and all others are talking about. She's making it possible for us to have educated people who will grow up to have a stable job that isn't outsourcable. We need more parents like her. And personally I think that she didn't do anything wrong. I thought she raised her kids perfectly, now she doesn't have to worry about their future because she worried about them now. She did what every parent should do; start raising their kids properly from the start and not try to fix it when its too late. So Go TIGER MOM!

Gaganjit Khinda said...

I think we actually need parents like her who have good parenting skills. I like the way she treats her kids because that's how they will benefit their country in flat world. Its a good thing that she makes them do work rather than play games and be lazy for no reason. Lazy people don't succeed in world filled with fast people.

Swayze said...

I like her. I think if more parents were just a little like her, the world would be much better as far as kids and ambition. There is an ambition gap for a reason and I think more parents like Amy would help this gap to be closed.

D_ana said...

Yes, she may seem a bit strict to many of the parents in America, but I think that that's just because they're too lenient. It's time to show children a little tough love, not for our own good but for theirs!

Carmen E Johnson said...

I think that the tiger mom did what she felt was right in order to make her kids have the best chance possible according to her culture and just being a mother. Some say she is extreme in her methods, but they seem to work for her family. I think that she learned some lessons that she did not expect to learn and it even made here a better person in some ways.

Michael said...

Tiger Mom is entitled to her own opinion on how to raise her children, but personally I would absolutely hate to be raised by this sort of totalitarian type mother who makes every choice for her children. Not being able to choose your own ideas and hobbies puts a restraint on an individual's creativity, and the reason I think the Chinese are lacking in that department.

Chandler said...

I think that motherhood comes natural but that we will naturally take the things our mothers taught us and apply them to our children.

Tanner said...

Yes he does cut her off a lot and it almost seems like he is making fun of her........but isn't that the point i mean this is on comedy central. I personally believe Tiger mom is to strict with her kids. Some things we need to be strict about with our children but not as strict as this mom.