Monday, 14 February 2011
A recent Wall Street Journal article titled Why Chinese Mothers are Superior has sparked an intense debate about parenting styles around the world. The article is written by Amy Chua, the author of the bestselling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and she argues that effective parenting does not allow children choices such as TV, sleepovers, or the school play. Today I read this insightful article in The Guardian; it's a reponse to Chua's article by parent and professor Peter Singer. In it, he argues that elephant mothers are more what we need. It's an intriguing read. Please let me know what you think in the comments!