The daughter of Amy Chua who recently made big headlines and even bigger criticism with her Asian inspired parenting techniques, has decided to speak out about her mom by starting a blog:
America’s best-known “Tiger Mother,” Yale Law Professor Amy Chua, may soon face some literary competition from her daughter.
High school senior Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, who along with her younger sister is featured in their mother’s book advocating an intensely strict mode of parenting, started a blog earlier this month called “New Tiger in Town,” where she sounds off on some of the controversy around her family. (Chua, whose memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” came out in January, says she’s even received death threats for her parenting stance. NPR talked to a panel of mothers who were “horrified” at the restrictions Chua said she placed on her children.)
“When the whole world’s calling you a mindless robot, you kind of get the urge to start talking!” Chua-Rubenfeld writes of why she started the blog. “Even though ‘Sophia’ in the book is much more impressive than Sophia in real life. I think I’m sullying my impeccable image one post at a time, but so be it.” [Yahoo News]
You can read here blog here. Something I found of interest was that Amy Chua used to work as a cashier at McDonald’s. She has come a long way since those days. Despite what people say about Amy Chua and her daughters they seem like quite nice people.