Jan. 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM ET
Amy Chua has sparked quite the debate on how strict is too strict when it comes to parenting. Making your kids practice piano? OK. Making them practice for three hours daily, then calling them "lazy" and "pathetic" when they can't master a piece? Hmmm....
You can read an excerpt of Amy Chua's momoir here, and check out her TODAY interview here. She thinks that being strict, even harsh, with her two daughters has helped make them successful young women, by setting high standards for them to reach. And she scorns typical American parenting for "coddling" children and accepting mediocrity.
What do you think? Do you agree with the "Tiger Mother" approach?