The Women in Time’s Most Influential List 2011: Amy Chua

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Amy Chua. Maybe you don’t recognize the name, but if I say Tiger Mom, would you recognize that?

Let’s learn a little more about her:

  • She is a law professor at Yale.
  • She wrote a memoir called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which was about raising American kids the Chinese way.
  • Her book started a huge debate over how to parent your kids.
  • Her daughter has responded to the criticism of her mother by standing up for her mother.

From http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066449,00.html

If nothing else, she is influential because she started this huge conversation about how we should parent and what effect that has on our kids. I think having that conversation is important, regardless of what you think of her style. It started a conversation that we needed- what kind of parenting is best for our kids? It’s something that we should talk about. Not judge and not criticize each other, but have discussions about how we parent and why we do it. I can’t say anything yet about what I think of the memoir because I haven’t read it yet (but I plan to at some point) and I shouldn’t judge a whole book based on the comments of people online. But was she influential in this past year? Definitely.

Oh and because she’s influential for writing a book, here is a link to excerpts of it and at the end, the book itself:

Sources:

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Other influential women from Time’s Most Influential List 2011 that I profiled include Major General Margaret Woodward, Maria Bashir, Mia Wasikowska, Esther Duflo, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, Michele Bachmann, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Dilma Rousseff, Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Aung San Suu Kyi, Kim Clijisters, Jennifer EganAngela Merkel, and Amy Poehler.

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