The question of parenting has no single correct answer. There is a quote by someone which says everyone knows how best to raise children except for parents. Today’s needull talks about guerrilla parenting in American society.

That imperative is especially charged when it comes to immigrants. Americans used to worry that immigrant parents were holding on to their children too tightly, and thereby holding them back. Now upper-middle-class parents are nervously studying books like Amy Chua’s “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” They reprove parents like her for supposedly gaming the system, and then hurry to try to give their offspring some packaged version of the immigrant-kid experience.

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The New Yorker — Amy Davidson

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