If you have read about Amy Chua or read her book Battle

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If you have read about Amy Chua or read her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, your first impression was probably like a lot of Americans. Maybe you might have been surprised at some of the techniques Amy used to motivate her daughters, Sophia and Louisa, who is nicknamed Lulu. Maybe it even horrified you that she would go to such extremes to make sure her daughters were successful. Maybe you didn’t even understand why Amy’s parents had to reach for perfection and why success was so important to her. Many parents strongly disagreed with her strategies and how she influenced her daughters. An essay that Amy wrote for the Wall Street Journal had over seven thousand comments from readers, and most of them were negative (The Parents’ Perspective: Reactions to Amy Chua’s “Tiger Mom”” Tactics