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Parents: your absurdly high expectations are harming your children's achievement

Studies have shown that high parental expectations are associated with high academic achievement. But setting expectations too high is counterproductive, new research shows.

When parents had high aspirations for their children’s achievement in math, the kids in this study performed well in math. mais 431 palavras

STEM Education Is Great, STEAM Education Is Even Better!

Happy National STEM/STEAM Day!

November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day in the USA. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering Mathematics while STEAM adds an A for the Arts. mais 705 palavras

Time Trip

Spare the Rod and Teach a Child to Fish

Just heard a radio review of The Battle Cry of the Tiger Mother, which I confess I haven't read. However, it made me think: what do we want for our kids? mais 243 palavras

Books That Caught My Mind

Day of Empire, by Amy Chua

2/5 stars

Recommended for: history nerds, people interested in empires, fans of tolerance


I have a feeling I would have liked this more if I hadn’t had to take notes on it. mais 18 palavras


BITTER HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER: Straight A Student Commits Suicide Over B-Grades, Mother Takes Her Own Life Months Later

Judging from the sales of the bestseller “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother“, many parents seem to have taken to the perfectionistic parenting philosophy of the author, Amy Chua, but not realising that there could be a flip (and detrimental) side to it. mais 724 palavras

Singapore Society

From Prairial to Pop Culture. Day Twenty. Bad Mothers

Our media seem to be full of hand-wringing and accusations of bad mothering. First there was Amy Chua (the Tiger Mother) scolding people about being tougher, and then came Pamela Druckerman who made everybody ashamed for not being more “Parisian,” or smoking and drinking as much as they might secretly desire. mais 75 palavras

French Revolution