Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter Okay enough already First there was Tiger Mother Her battle hymn joyfully sang the death knell of America and its lazy over indulgent parents The Chinese way was the only way to parent if you wante

  • Title: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter
  • Author: Diana Holquist
  • ISBN: 9781468073
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Okay, enough already.First, there was Tiger Mother Her battle hymn joyfully sang the death knell of America and its lazy, over indulgent parents The Chinese way was the only way to parent if you wanted success And mental illness.Now, there s Bringing Up Bebe, which claims that French parents are the ones who know how this parenting thing is done.Oh, please.Come on, AOkay, enough already.First, there was Tiger Mother Her battle hymn joyfully sang the death knell of America and its lazy, over indulgent parents The Chinese way was the only way to parent if you wanted success And mental illness.Now, there s Bringing Up Bebe, which claims that French parents are the ones who know how this parenting thing is done.Oh, please.Come on, American parents Grow a pair We have no reason to put ourselves down.First, the stereotype these cultural parenting books portray isn t true For every high achieving Asian, there s a just as high achieving Jew, WASP, Hispanic, etc doing as well or better without the trauma of parental tyranny.As for the French, I don t know what playgrounds Pamela Druckerman hangs out on, but I ve spent many an afternoon on French playgrounds in Paris and beyond and I ve seen some pretty atrociously behaved enfants I ll never forget being in a row boat under a lovely bridge in the Loire valley with my very well behaved American kids Paradise except for the French 10 year olds pelting us and the other boaters with rocks.Listen up, American parents We nail it Why Because one precept guides American parents above all that makes our country and our culture still the go to paradigm for education, business entrepreneurship, and the arts.This one distinctly American value sets children raised the American way on the path to true success and happiness.The value is this American parents praise the rebel, the dreamer, and the outcast above all else We re not about chasing a stereotype to fit into the old ways we re about standing out and finding new ways We re not about conforming to society s demands for good behavior We re about remaking society one amazing, breathtaking, shocking risk at a time.We question everything.Even ourselves.So unlike the provincial French of Druckerman s world or the Chinese of Chua s world, we re out to grab the best of every culture we can get our hands on.That s why Americans raise the kind of kids who can invent Facebook, Google, and Apple.That s why we raise the kind of kids who can write Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother or Bringing Up Bebe Yes, those books were written by fierce, questioning, re inventing American moms Americans take the best from every culture, avoiding destructive mistakes, because we re not culture bound That s why America is still the go to country for mad creativity, fierce independence, and daring self direction.Want your kid to make it big Go to France I know, hilarious, right Want your child to have a happy, fulfilling life See you in China Yeah, I didn t think so Want your child to be creative, independent, mentally balanced and ready to take on the world Read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter, the story of one American kid, one American mother, lots of self doubt, and eventual triumph the American way.

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    About “Diana Holquist

    • Diana Holquist

      The Official BioI love to write That s pretty much all I do Ask my family about the undone laundry, the un bought groceries, and the fact that I rarely find time to get dressed in the morning Actually, if you train your family right, they won t notice any of these things Popcorn for dinner again, mom Cool, say my filthy children God bless them, they don t know what panty hose are Oh, my poor husband Anyway, it took me a long time to figure out WHAT to write So I spent years writing ads, brochures, and company reports If I had to give advice to anyone which, thankfully, I don t it would be that if you want to write books, start now In fact, get the heck off this website and do it First, throw your TV out the window Good Now write Are you still here Okay, then you must be a pure reader or my mother Good for you No money in writing Best to have a real job What else do you want to know about me I love kids I love cats I love chocolate Not necessarily in that order I live just outside of Philadelphia with kids and cats and my dear husband Okay, that s enough about me Let s get to work and talk books.What readers want to know How I started writing.How did I start writing I started writing badly Really badly Then, after a high school career of angsty badness and a college career of angsty awfulness, I took a job in advertising I had to be funny and fast and tight All the time Eighty hours a week It was insanely hard and the people weren t nice They said things like, that sucks and come back when it s funny I loved these people I slaved for them And after about ten years of this intense training, I started to write tighter, funnier, faster At about this time, my family left New York City for the middle of nowhere Hi everyone in Ithaca I miss you , and my career in advertising was over So I looked around for something else to write Something fun and funny and fast and exciting I decided, like so many other misguided souls, to try to write a novel A year later, I did And it sucked So I wrote another And another Meanwhile, I met the amazing women of the Central New York Romance Writers I started to study romance novels And welle rest is history What readers want to know Creating CharactersOh This is an easy one I steal them It s true I steal them from friends, family, strangers, neighbors even from myself All those odd little tidbits that make people who they are can t be made up Yet they re what make characters sing For instance, right now I m writing a character, Amy the Gypsy Psychic, who is NOT an introspective sort So how to show her thoughts And how does she think, anyway Then a writer friend told me that she constantly imagines the interviews she ll have when she s famous These interviews run through her head at the oddest times My friend Not me I swear Okay, me sometimes me too, but this is what makes this character detail ring true, we ve all done that Oh, you haven t Well, anywaySo, I decided that Amy would constantly imagine she was being interviewed by Oprah And as the book progressed, the interviews would get tougher and tougher untilwell, I can t give that away, now can I This is an example of a telling, emotionally real character trait that lets me show so much about Amy without telling it And helps move the plot And maybe even gets me a spot on Oprah Okay, probably not that Next time hobbies Really You want to know my hobbies Well, okay What Readers Want to Know My HobbiesMy new hobby is making videos.LOVE this It is completely addictive and fun.Click on the video link in the navigation bar on the top of the page to see the amazing and very fun Romance Novelists Talk Trash to get an idea of what I like to do.Enjoy Oh, and is eating a hobby Eating chocolate I m also ve

    153 thoughts on “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter

    • I need a reality check on one thing. What does the title of this book say to you?I assumed it was a book by the daughter of an Amy Chua-type mom. It isn't. It's by a mom and her teenaged daughter. Well, technically it's all by the mom, but she interviews her daughter and then weaves her answers together into coherent chapters.I wasn't sure I'd like it at first. The whole first chapter is a smug, pompous brag about how Diana Holquist totally rejects the tiger-mom ethos and lets her children watch [...]

    • I really liked this book. Thanks Janet! This is a Western mom's version of how to raise successful, smart children w/o yelling, screaming or forcing them to practice an instrument for 5-6 hours. Her children were allowed to be kids. The chapters alternated between the mom and the daughter. I didn't hate this mom like I did the original Tiger mom. I found myself agreeing with a lot of what she said. As a parent, your heart just aches for your child when you see them struggle with friends (especia [...]

    • I enjoyed it more than the Tiger Mother version! the daughter's POV is interesting. She's a smart girl without parental influence. Mom was smart to let her little ones shine on their own!

    • Okay, I am really hoping this mother wrote the book just because she was really mad at the tiger mother and she made up a great part of the book to prove her point because if she was telling the truth, nothing but the truth ,I would be so sorry for (and proud of) the tiger daughter who had to survive her own struggling with social and academic issues, and on top of that, help her mother survive her messy motherhood . At the very least, the tiger mother cares about her daughters and puts in every [...]

    • 3.5 starsI am not a mom. I may never be a mom. That did not stop me from enjoying this book.Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter focuses on debunking the ideal that you must dictate every single aspect of your child's life in order to raise a well-rounded, successful human being. The chapters alternate between mother and daughter's point of view.I enjoyed Diana's honesty throughout her chapters. Never once did she claim to know the secret to raising that perfect child. She simply believes that you [...]

    • This book takes advantage of the passionate discussions around "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." And though it would appear from the title that this will be a book about a very permissive mother in contrast with Chua's very controlling parenting, this is not the case.The contrast between this book and the Tiger Mother book is that in the T. Mother book, the mother rarely doubts herself and knows exactly what she wants.In this book, the mother constantly doubts herself and worries about her pare [...]

    • Easy to read, funny in parts, and a useful book for anyone trying to figure out their parenting philosophy. It is written from both the mother's and daughter's perspectives. Rather than tell people how to parent, the writer shares her own struggles in learning how to be the parent her daughter needs. This was more helpful to me than a list of what to do or not to do to raise a happy child. The gist of this book is that every child is different. It is harder to parent children as individuals, rat [...]

    • Enjoyed reading this right after the book that inspired it, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. I "got" Amy Chua's sense of humor and I take Chua at her word that she wrote a memoir about her own family and not a handbook of universally recommended child-rearing techniques. But, still. The pushy, Ivy-league-or-die-trying parents are in plentiful supply in my zip code, and they make me nervous.I appreciate and relate to Diana Holquist's parenting experience. My kids are creative and independent thin [...]

    • Haven't received my copy yet, just received notice I had won. 2/10/12Received yesterday 2/25/12 and hope to start soon. Have 4 others plus current read in front. Started and finished this last weekend. 3/18/12Remember hearing all about the Tiger Mother? Well, this is a story of a former Tiger Mother, whose daughter believes it is the other way around, she is the Tiger Daughter. When I signed up for this giveaway, I thought this would be a novel about how a daughter isn't fitting the stereotype o [...]

    • (Has a few swear words.) Good follow-up to Tiger Mother. I don't agree with everything she writes, but I think my parenting style is definitely more is line with hers than with Tiger Mother. I liked the fact that her daughter contributed some chapters. Her philosophy that children will succeed if you just leave them alone to find their own path is true for some children. However, I do believe that some kids need to be forced to engage in life and made to do things they aren't always happy about. [...]

    • Love this joint mother/daughter exploration of one family's approach to modern parenting. The distinctive voices of Diana and Hana as they tell their stories and Diana's openness in portraying her own journey away from "tiger mother" expectations and toward acceptance of her daughter's unique brilliance turn this reminder that American families may not be completely hopeless into a compelling read. Look for this book on and in the various e-bookstores. You won't regret it.

    • Wonderful book. I enjoyed the different points of views, and it really had some hidden gems of wisdom that I wasn't expecting :) Some people have criticized the author in her style, saying that she seemed too wishy-washy, however, I thought her freedom in child rearing brought strengthmetimes the hardest thing in the world to do is just let your child do their thing, instead of yours.

    • This was a hastily written and poorly edited reaction to "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." The book was good because it was comfortable, but I think that also weakens it a bit. Chua's book provoked anger and excitement. This was just an easy read.I really like Hana. Her personality, eagerness for life, and humor bumped this up to a three star book.

    • Because I am a non-conformist, I didn't read the Tiger Mother and went straight to the Tiger Daughter version. I liked it. I always appreciate different perspectives.

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