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Admit it, you can’t help but find Baguette Bardot’s french bread arms just a little bit hot… [BuzzFeed]
Molly Wei is cooperating with the prosecutors who charged her and former schoolmate Dharun Riva with a hate crime after the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi. Tyler’s parents approve of the plea deal. [NYDN — thanks, Jen!]
Go Granny! If you’ve been wondering where the spirit of the dearly departed Michael Jackson resides, look no further than 65 year old Bai Shuying. [BWE]
WHAT? A naughty hedge fund manager? Sri Lanka native Raj Rajaratnam, co-founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund, will serve up to 25 years after being found guilty of securities fraud and conspiracy. [NYT]
Toyota profits are down 77% in the first quarter of 2011, a period which includes the devastating earthquake that hit Japan in March. Toyota expects to be back at full production capacity by the end of the year. [The Atlantic]
“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua has some thoughts on how to change education in the United States. Say goodbye, recess! [USA Today — thanks, Jen!]
For those of you eagerly awaiting a very public failure from one of Tiger Mom Amy Chua’s prodigy offspring–like a crack cocaine bender or half-naked photos leaked onto the Internet–so that you can feel better about your own parenting-style/feel better about the lax way in which you were parented/feel better about the strict way in which you were parented that weirdly didn’t yield the same sort of results/feel better about the fact that “the Chinese way” isn’t better therefore you don’t have to confront your diminishing place in the global power structure/oh hell, just feel better about yourself in general…
Um, better luck next year?
Because this year, Chua’s Number One Daughter, Sophia (pictured), has been accepted to Harvard–Chua’s alma mater and where she and her invisible husband, Jed Rubenfeld, received their law degrees–despite the fact that the university took only 6.2 percent of its undergraduate applicants for the Class of 2015, which was the lowest admissions rate of all the Ivies. And according to Above the Law, Sophia has already decided to matriculate there as well.
But hey, there’s still time for Lulu–Chua’s Number Two Daughter who teaches her Tiger Continue reading Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior: Because Their Daughters Get Into Harvard, That’s Why
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Three years ago, when Diana and I were kicking around book ideas, there was one that rose to the top for us, one we thought was pure gold. Its working title was: “How to Raise a Child Prodigy.” Although neither of us were prodigies–a fact that filled us both with regret–and neither of us were parents yet, we felt qualified to write the book anyway, because we were products of Hardass Asian Parenting, which was no different, in our minds, from Prodigy Parenting (see: the long, ever-expanding list of Asian prodigies). Plus, we imagined the book as a way to talk about what it’s like to be Asian American without getting heavy, a way to laugh at ourselves, something honest but still tongue-in-cheek. Of course there would be some non-Asians, aspirational parents in particular, who would buy the book for parenting tips and take it seriously…suckas!
Only we never wrote it. We started it as a blog, set to private, but didn’t get beyond a couple of entries. In hindsight, our lack of follow-through shines a light on two rather important details: 1) why we weren’t prodigies in the first place and 2) why we weren’t qualified at all to write the book. During that time, we did manage to bang out a long list of child-rearing ideas, ideas we’d been exposed to personally that we planned to explore in our little parenting guide. A selection of those ideas appears below, from a document dated March 2008:
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