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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Parenting vs Slave-driving

Finding Your Inner Slavedriver : re Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - book by Amu Chua. Though the book represents an exaggerated version of parenting what it does highlight is the underlying cause of North America's penchant for the lowest common denominator - no matter the consequences.It is rather amusing to note that in 1911 the following comments were made by a psychology professor at Harvard who stated that :
"Anyone can nurture youthful prowess" in our offspring. "The only obstacle", he argued, "was the American embrace of mediocrity". How frightening. . . 100 years later. . . we are still talking about the self-driven decline of the North American dream. Chua simply makes the point once again. 

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