Monday, February 28, 2011

Amy Chua & Parenting Revisited

The topic of parenting and raising children is important to all of us.  We think that much can be learned about people's ideas and thoughts -- as reflected in the thousands of comments on the Wall Street Journal article by Amy Chua.

Here's an article from Time Magazine.  Excerpt below:

Among those who are decidedly not following Chua's lead are many parents and educators in China. For educated urban Chinese parents, the trend is away from the strict traditional model and toward a more relaxed American style. Chinese authorities, meanwhile, are increasingly dissatisfied with the country's public education system, which has long been based on rote learning and memorization. They are looking to the West for inspiration — not least because they know they must produce more creative and innovative graduates to power the high-end economy they want to develop. The lesson here: depending on where you stand, there may always be an approach to child rearing that looks more appealing than the one you've got.(See TIME's special report on what makes a school great.)

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Please let us know your thoughts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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