Amy Chua’s Wall Street Journal book excerpt, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” drew over 5,500 comments on the newspaper’s site. Following the controversial piece, the author appeared on The Today Show (the video is embedded above).
Chua also responded to five questions posed by WSJ readers. Chua fielded questions about parenting toddlers, happiness, and her relationship with her daughters. What do you think about her response?
Here’s an excerpt: “There is no easy formula for parenting, no right approach (I don’t believe, by the way, that Chinese parenting is superior—a splashy headline, but I didn’t choose it). The best rule of thumb I can think of is that love, compassion and knowing your child have to come first, whatever culture you’re from.”