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Is There a Middle Ground?

I've been able to do a lot of reading, partly because I haven't left the house in a week due to Ice City.

In my reading I stumbled across this article entitled, Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior, and admittedly, I was a little offended by the title alone. Obviously, my mother wasn't Chinese and I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. But I read it anyway. It really scared the b-jesus out of me in the beginning, but I began to warm up to it by the end.

Don't stop reading when you get to that scary list of things Chinese mothers never let their children do. The rest of the article has some really valid points. For instance, "What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it." Okay. Who can't agree with that? So you must remember, as she states, that in order to be good at something it takes a lot of hard work.

Well anyway. I'll let you read it and draw your own conclusions. Let me know what you think.

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior, from the Wall Street Journal.