Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mother superior

The story of the Chinese "Tiger Mother" has really grown legs. I last posted about it here. Since then she's received a storm of criticism and even death threats. Here's one of many critiques.

Then there's the Chinese Mother-in-Law.

Here's a more general article about "extreme parenting".

I tend to agree that too many parents these days treat their kids more like "friends" than children, which can lead to problems like an excessive sense of entitlement. But going to the opposite extreme is no better.

I'm concerned about educational systems that don't teach students how to solve real-world problems. They didn't do it in the Seventies and they sure as hell don't now.

I'm so glad I never had kids.

1 comment:

metasonix said...

You'd be surprised how many people your age feel the same way....