Monday, February 7, 2011
By now, we have all read about Professor Amy Chua and her Tiger Mom approach to raising children. The question arises: How should we conduct ourselves with our students? Should we take more of the Tiger Parent approach or a much softer approach? Personally, I heavily tend toward the paternalistic, avuncular end of the spectrum.
Here is another answer that we can apply to both parenting and teaching: “Instead of living through our children, I’m realizing that the question is less, “How do I help my kids succeed?” but instead, “Am I modeling the kind of person that I want my children to be?” This comes from “The Tiger Mother In Us” by Helen Lee on the Mommy Revolution, a religiously oriented blog.