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‘Tiger Mom’ Pros and Cons

The roar from Amy Chua’s much-discussed book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has quieted since its 2011 release, but questions still remain as to how a stereotypically Asian parenting style leads to academic success—and at what cost. Researchers from the University of Illinois recently studied the main differences between American and Chinese parents when it comes to promoting academics. …

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Celebrate Small Victories

There’s no way around it: It’s tough to be a parent. Between working, attending school events, and making dinner, there are lots of responsibilities that come with the job of parent extraordinaire. And because parents want the best for their kids, they are more prone to focusing on the things they didn’t do—like missing dinner because of a late work night—as opposed to …