'Tiger Mom' Writes New Controversial Book - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

'Tiger Mom' Writes New Controversial Book

Posted: Updated:

The woman who became known as "Tiger Mom" in 2011 because of a controversial book is back in the headlines.

In 2011, Amy Chua explored the idea that Chinese mothers make better parents in her book "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom."

She wrote a new parenting guide called "The Triple Package."

The book was co-written by her husband Jed Rubenfeld who is Jewish. In it, the couple names what they consider eight superior cultures that make better parents than the rest. 

According to Chua, they include Chinese, Jewish, Indian, Iranian, Lebanese-American, Nigerians, Cuban exile and Mormon.

Chua cites three features that guarantee these cultures' success over others: superiority complex, insecurity and impulse control.

According to Chua and Rubenfeld, most successful cultures believe that they are exceptional. However, the members often feel insecure and want to prove themselves. Finally, according to the duo, successful cultures control the urge to always live in the moment. 

She adds that these groups do better in America, as measured by income, job status and test scores. Chua is a law professor at Yale.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:03:33 GMT
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
  • Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:23:09 GMT
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices