Tagged with Tiger Mom

The Piano Lesson Legacy

Recently I enrolled my daughter in piano classes.  These “lessons” for preschoolers consist of 45 minutes of music theory in the form of small group singing, dancing, and games, along with another 10-15 minutes of one-on-one time with the teacher at the piano. A couple of weeks ago, the children were each given an assignment … Continue reading

Famous footwear

Tonight as my daughter was brushing her teeth, she asked me, “Mommy, can I wear my boots to school tomorrow?” Puzzled, I replied, “What boots?  You don’t own boots.”     She whined, “Yes I DO.  I DO have boots.  I want to wear them tomorrow!!!” I thought about it for a bit and said, … Continue reading

Skinny Minnie

As an Asian woman, there is a strange fine line of what it means to look  well-nourished  versus being too porky.   It is not uncommon to have Asian mothers/grandmothers/aunties  constantly hovering and pressuring young women to “Eat more, you too skinny!”  but then in the next breath, exclaim  “Don’t eat so much sweets! Your … Continue reading

Above the Curve

My little boy was diagnosed with right-side gaze preference and plagiocephaly (= a flat/lopsided head) at the age of 2 months, and we have been going through bi-weekly physical therapy treatment sessions with him ever since he was about 3 months old to work on his motor skills.  I didn’t realize how much the Asian … Continue reading

Jeremy Lin and the Tiger Mom

According to a recent NY Times article: “All the Asian-American guys want to be Jeremy Lin…And all the Asian-American girls want to marry him.”  But I recently saw this article titled  “Will Lin-sanity tame Tiger Moms?” and found myself thinking, I want to be like Jeremy’s mom. In the midst of the Lin-sanity hype, I wonder … Continue reading