All Work and No Play Makes Marty a Sick Girl

Wow. I can't even describe how much energy it is taking to write this post. I have been in such a work whirlwind the past week and a half that I can't even believe it. I've gone completely MIA, and not just here. My mom was going on a cruise, and I got so busy with work I never got to call her before she left. I thought it would be better with the recent three day weekend (President's Day), alas it was not meant to be. I worked all day Monday on various stuff I could do from home. Then my four day work week saw me working three twelve hour days!...more

STOP! We're Doing It Wrong.

From this point forward, you all need to start calling your children "garbage" when they disappoint you.  You need to call them "fatty" if you feel they are overweight.  Make them practice an instrument for three hours a day, and if they can't get the music right - at age 7 - take away their meals, throw away their toys, berate them and scream at them for hours until eventually they've no choice but to play the piece correctly.You'd think this was an exaggeration, but since it was written in an article by Amy Chua detailing her own homelife, I have to take it seriousl...more

Why This Chinese Mom Chose to Evolve - Huffington Post Response

Wow.  822 tweets.  322 Facebook Likes.  105 FB shares....more

A Chinese Mom's Take on "Superiority" and Reaching for the A+

I have a Chinese mother--and I am a Chinese mother. Am I superior, as Amy Chua posits in her article in the Wall St. Journal, "Why Chinese Mothers are Superior." Well, seeing as my son is only two, I can't attest to my parenting skills yet. ...more

One Chinese Mother's Voice

"Why Chinese Mothers are Superior," an essay in the Wall Street Journal, skittered across the screens of my various electronic devices several times this weekend.  In this provocative essay, author Amy Chua compares Western and Chinese parental mindsets, illustrating the “strictness” of Chinese child-rearing, citing this as the reason for the stereotypical “successful” prodigies raised in Chinese families. As the product of a Chinese mother, and a Chinese mother raising little “prodigies” myself, the article left me conflicted.  ...more
We live in China and I found the book fascinating and also sad. I grieved over all the hours ...more