Tiger Cub roams free at Harvard, Chua says
University | 7:07 p.m. | Dec. 27, 2011 | By Daniel Sisgoreo, Yale Daily News.
A Tiger Mother must allow a grown child to make her own choices, Law School professor Amy Chua writes.
A year after Law School professor Amy Chua first told the world via the Wall Street Journal that Chinese mothers are superior, she returned to the national spotlight to say she only applies her notoriously strict parenting methods when the tiger cubs are in the den.
Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, Chua's daughter with Law School professor Jed Rubenfeld, her husband, matriculated at Harvard this fall. Since then, Chua has been a "hands-off" parent, she wrote in an article published in the Journal this weekend. Chua and Rubenfeld never nag their daughter about picking a major or about "what she does at night," Chua wrote in the article. Tiger parenting techniques are most effective on younger children, for these children become "independent, creative, courageous" adults that no longer require involved parents to guide them, Chua said.