Does the ‘Tiger Mother’ method of parenting make for more successful kids?

Mandi Gosling

Harvard University law professor Amy Chua’s book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” tells the story of how she raised her two daughters, “the Chinese way,” meaning under extremely strict rules.

Chua has been accused by many of cruelty in her unusual parenting methods, which include denying her daughters play dates, sleepovers, and participation in school plays. She writes in her book, “the only activities your children should be permitted to do are those in which they can eventually win a medal. She also told her daughters that an A minus was unacceptable.

However, her kids appear to be turning out to be extraordinary people.  Her oldest daughter is a piano prodigy who played at Carnegie Hall at the age of 14 and her youngest daughter is a talented violinist.