Sunday, September 4, 2011

Instilling self-discipline...without Tiger Parenting

Over at BigThink, Jason Gots writes about a theme in an interview I did with them: "tiger parenting." The publication of Amy Chua’s 2010 book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother unleashed a parental firestorm in the form of a conflict between different ideas about parenting -- one promoting children’s self-esteem, the other prioritizing self-discipline.

As Sandra and I have pointed out in Welcome To Your Child's Brain, self-esteem for its own sake is overrated. But is Chua's approach the only way to build a key capacity in your child? The answer is no. Read on...

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