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Amy Chua's Husband Agrees With Her Parenting

Tiger Mom's Husband Agrees With 99 Percent of Parenting, Are You Surprised?

This morning it was the battle hymn of the tiger father on Good Morning America when George Stephanopoulos interviewed Jed Rubenfeld, Amy Chua's husband, a Yale law professor, and best-selling author. He said while dealing with the book's publicity has been difficult, the fact that it sparked an international conversation is "tremendous." In regards to Chua's parenting techniques, Rubenfeld said, “99% of the time absolutely I agreed with it, because as I was saying for me these were traditional American values, not Asian. So yes, I was on board with it,” And, he applauds his wife for her honesty. "I wasn't totally crazy about being a character in somebody else's book and so I said I'd rather be kept in the background. And, that's what she did." What do you think of his sentiments?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
I am not completely in support of "Tiger Mom's" parenting strategies, but I do understand why and how some of them work. As for the husband, even if none of us agree with it, I would hope that as a couple they would be on the same page. One of the biggest mistakes I think people make is getting married without talking about how they plan to raise children...
FrankiLee FrankiLee 5 years
Agreed, amber. I mean, I understanding wanting your child to strive to be the best they can be. I hope I can help motivate my daughter as she gets older to be her best self. But the things that the "Tiger Mom" has said to her daughter (something about being an uncultured savage? I can't remember exactly) are just over the top and horrifying.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I'm surprised that either of them thought they were good at parenting.
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