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C. P. Lesley

Bookworm, writer, radio host—I blog about history, fiction, and publishing in the Internet Age. You can find the full blog on my website. This space is for books.

How Not to Tiger Parent

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter: How one family fought the myth that you need to destroy childhood in order to raise extraordinary adults. - Diana Holquist

Love this joint mother/daughter exploration of one family's approach to modern parenting. The distinctive voices of Diana and Hana as they tell their stories and Diana's openness in portraying her own journey away from "tiger mother" expectations and toward acceptance of her daughter's unique brilliance turn this reminder that American families may not be completelyhopeless into a compelling read. Look for this book on Amazon.com and in the various e-bookstores. You won't regret it.


Full disclosure: I edited and typeset this book before its republication, but that was a year after I wrote the above review.