The Tiger Mother Controversy


The Enneagram offers an alternative to overly strict mothering.
Woman as tiger

Drawing by Elizabeth Wagele

Amy Chua says her "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is a memoir, not a how-to book. Still, the draconian methods she describes of raising her daughters are causing a lot of debate. With our economy declining, parents fear their children need to have a top-notch education in order to have the good life. Do parents need to be ultra strict to make sure their kittens get into the Universities that will ensure them jobs and happiness? We're scared of the Chinese these days. Is this another way we fear that maybe they're onto something?