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Peter Gray: "Amy Chua Is a Circus Trainer, Not a Tiger Mother"

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Psychology Today columnist Peter Gray's article, 

Amy Chua Is a Circus Trainer, Not a Tiger Mother

Real tiger mothers let their cubs learn through play.


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"If we want a system of education that is consistent with our beliefs about freedom, self-determination, and the democratic ethos that many of us still claim to hold dear, then we need to found it on the philosophy of the real tiger mother, not that of the tiger trainer in the circus. Real tiger mothers let their cubs play, because they know that cubs are designed, by nature, to play in ways that teach them what they need to learn to grow successfully toward tiger adulthood."

 

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- Lillian

 

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Right on!
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That was excellent.

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Excerpt:

"If we want a system of education that is consistent with our beliefs about freedom, self-determination, and the democratic ethos that many of us still claim to hold dear, then we need to found it on the philosophy of the real tiger mother, not that of the tiger trainer in the circus. Real tiger mothers let their cubs play, because they know that cubs are designed, by nature, to play in ways that teach them what they need to learn to grow successfully toward tiger adulthood."

 

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- Lillian

 

I could not agree more with the above excerpt! Thanks for sharing that interesting article.

 

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Very cool.  

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I love Peter Gray! He's the Dr. Sears of unschooling. ;-)

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