Monday, March 05, 2012

First, Tiger Mom - now Eagle Dad

First Tiger Mom - a Chinese Mom who runs a strict home in order to prepare her daughters for the outside world.  Amy Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" - sparked serious debate about tough child-rearing techniques.

Now we have - Eagle Dad.  A Chinese Dad from Nanjing while visiting New York forces his 4yr-old sone to run in snow while wearing shoes and underpants.    It is part of his tough training regime to harden his son.  He says he doesn't care about criticism because Chinese parents "always spoil their children".  Many in China are outrages and have criticized him for child abuse.   He had trouble initially convincing his wife - but now she says "she is past caring".

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