As a Chinese-American and daughter of a pastor, Iris Chen played by the rules and succeeded, but felt that those (impressive) achievements didn’t quite have meaning in her life. She is now on a journey of Untigering.
My Tiger Mom approach involved a lot of criticism about what they weren’t doing and should be doing. It involved strict rules and little room for enjoying each other.
“Mommy,” my 11-year old gravely starts off, “Mommy, I know that you probably won’t be too happy about this, but I think I have to tell you anyway.” As a parent, you are always worried about your children, their safety, their happiness, their future… As I braced myself for his confession, I tried to guessContinue reading “The Perfection of Mediocracy”