Mothballing Your Parents

Last night, we were out at our favorite restaurant, celebrating my daughter Emma’s birthday. After a fine meal, we came home and sat up late, discussing, as we often do, the fact that she seems…

Lessons from Amy Chua, the Tiger Mother

A discussion of Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, some useful lessons to be drawn about realistic expectations for ourselves and our children, and how to meet them without resorting to cruelty and perfectionism.