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Old 02-04-2011, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for your responsel, SYS! I love the way you write. Very readable! Maybe you should be the one writing the best seller book

My child just started playing the piano, and we are lucky if she practices 3x per week for 10 minutes. Between lots of homework and 3 after school classes/activities there doesn't seem to be much time. I am always astounded when kids are able to find time for practice. I also want her in bed by 8:45 or so, that makes it harder.

You did the right thing by letting your son's quit something they stopped enjoying. My guess is that in the future, they will find their way back, but on their own terms. They sound exceptionally talented.

As for sleepovers, if you host them then you can control the video game playing. However awful it is, I think kids, boys in particular, bond over videos games. Everything in moderation, I say!
I don't know how often I've felt the limitation of 24 hours in a day. It's just not enough to cover everything I want. Ultimately, one has to choose what's more important and throw out the rest. Not only my kids weren't all that passionate about chess, for instance, but the reality that they'd have to spend at least 2 hours a day to chess drills just to stay competitive is what led me to make the decision to quit the wonderful game. It came down to either 2 hours of chess or 2 hours of violin practice each day but not both -- along with all the academic and extracurricular demands.

I'm glad that your child took up piano.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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There have been some interesting articles coming out since the book came out.

Raised by a tiger mom - Behavior & Discipline | GreatSchools

The author of this article wrote a novel about growing up with a Tiger Mom.

Po Bronson on the Tiger Mom - Behavior & Discipline | GreatSchools

The author of NurtureShock has an interesting take on the debate.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:42 PM
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There have been some interesting articles coming out since the book came out.

Raised by a tiger mom - Behavior & Discipline | GreatSchools

The author of this article wrote a novel about growing up with a Tiger Mom.

Po Bronson on the Tiger Mom - Behavior & Discipline | GreatSchools

The author of NurtureShock has an interesting take on the debate.
Thank you for the links. I read them with a great deal of interest. It's too bad that both articles are so short!
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