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Tiger Mom through the lens of Shirley’s


So… quite a few people had come to me and asked me about my thoughts on the “Tiger Mom” articles. Most of my Asian friends had also have few exchanges in their FB walls, asking ourselves, “Hmmm… Am I one of them? Was my mom one of them?”

Theirs answers vary.

Last Friday night, during one of our “Friday Regroup Meetings” at the bar, my work buddy, whom OF COURSE, I won’t disclose his real identity as “Pete”, asked me the same question. Interestingly, both of them, whom again, I will NOT disclose the other person’s real identity as “Mark”, looking at me intriguingly like I am almost expected to pull out a Super Manual of Tiger Mom from my back pocket, and smack it on the table. In fact, I had spent less than 10 mins to scan through couple of those articles before hand, “acknowledged” my friends have been chit-chatting about this on the walls… And… that’s about it.

However, both of them looked at me, expectantly. I can’t disappoint my audiences. So, I took a deep breath, and started talking. 

It only took me about 5 seconds or so to realize, I do have more thoughts about this after all, approximately 15 mins more thoughts to be exact.

After a while, they finally spotted couple openings (probably between my breath) and responded. All in all, it was a very cool conversation.

Anyway, you all may think, ok now, spill it out, what exactly are your thoughts, Shirley. Just get to the story, could ya?

My response is, “Nope. I am not gonna tell. Not right now.”

However, I have put the link here for now, so, read it if you like, and let me know if you are interested in this topic, THEN, I will write up something.

Time - “Tiger Moms: Is Tough Parenting Really the Answer”

- Shirl

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Posted at 8:41 AM 23 January 2011
  1. mcclain1224 said:… Nice!
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