What I Love about the Tiger Mom

January 19th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor If you look at the title of my recent post about Amy Chua, What Chinese-American Mothers Do Wrong (and Right), and the title of this piece, you may be thinking that I have Multiple Personality Disorder, excoriating her one day and expressing my affection for her the next. I have since […]


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What Chinese-American Mothers Do Wrong (and Right)

January 18th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Have you read the article on wsj.com by Amy Chua, a Chinese-American mother (and law professor at Yale)? If not, you probably don’t have children. It is a must-read! I was both mesmerized and appalled by the article; like driving past a horrific car accident and wondering whether anyone survived. I […]


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Parenting: Strive for Excellence, Not Perfection

November 4th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor Perfectionism is one of the most destructive diseases among American children today. Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword drives young racers to be perfect. These children push themselves to win races, qualify for the next level of competition, and set extremely high goals for themselves. The other […]


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