The strict parenting style described in the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua comes under fire in writer Kim Wong Keltnerâ€™s first work of non-fiction. She refers to herself as a Tiger Baby who, though raised by a Tiger Mother, rejects the notion that kids should be constantly scrutinized and pushed to excel, to make their elders look good. Instead, sheâ€™s opted to raise her daughter with â€śplenty of hugs, praise, andâ€¦play dates.â€ť
Dr. Dan Gottlieb talks to Keltner about her childhood, motherhood, and Tiger Baby wisdom. Weâ€™ll also hear from Dr. Keith Crnic, an expert in parent-child relationships.
Kim Wong Keltner is the author of Tiger Babies Strike Back: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom But Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side.
Keith Crnic, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist and Foundation Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University.
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