tiger mothers

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 24 12:08:37 UTC 2011

CNN discusses "kids who were raised by so-called 'tiger mothers.'"

Tiger mothers live mostly in China. There are millions of them. They use
very tough love to turn their kids into world-beating overachievers, unlike
American mothers who use wimpy love to turn theirs into whining,
talentless losers.

How to Tell them Apart: tiger moms harass kids till they shape up; mama
grizzlies protect them from socialism.

148,000 hits for "tiger mother," 124,000 for "tiger mom," 5,000 for "tiger
mommy."  Of course, most of these - esp. the last - refer to real tiger

Some background here:


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