Yale Law School professor, author and proverbial whip-cracking mom Amy Chua caused quite a stir

Amy Chua and her two daughters
Amy Chua and her two daughters - Wall Street Journal

in parenting circles this week with the publication of an excerpt from her new book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”  Among her secrets to creating successful children: don’t let them attend sleepovers, have play dates, be in a school play, complain about not being in a school play, watch TV or play computer games, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama, play any instrument other than the piano or violin, not play the piano or violin.

She’s selling a book – and let’s just say the initial PR has been impressive. But she also raises some provocative points about parenting a successful child.

Read her piece in the Wall Street Journal. And follow the debate in the New York Times. Add your 2 cents on EdNews Parent.