There's been alot of debate online about parenting because of Amy Chua's book The battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Most people are shocked and bewildered by the strict and tough upbringing she has apparently put her through. I laughed out loud when I read what most Americans and Europeans are calling tough. Perhaps, I should convince my mother to write a book. Now that will be a real Battle Hymn. It has whips, lashes and a whole assortment of treatment which if repeated would simply land her in jail in a country like the states.
But am not complaining, in fact kudos to her. I have turned out alright (Government scholarship for University-check. Completion of said university-check. Job even before graduating-check) Not to say that this is the basis of whether one is on the right path but at least I have alot am proud of. And no, am not contemplating suicide because of the harsh memories I have. I have a pretty balanced social life. Good relationships all round. So I believe i have turned OK. And i have no one but my mother to thank. For every lash, every harsh word, every thing that even I sometimes thought was borderline torture.
And so have the tiger cubs (Tiger mother's children). Check out the youngest's blog here. Well rounded child I must say.
And yes, like my mum..I am not going to spare the rod.