Forget the Tiger Mom’s success plan. Try Elissa Strauss’s Mensch Metric, which moves beyond money and test scores, offering a more authentically Jewish path for getting ahead.
The Asian-American mother who trumpeted her hard-driving parenting style now says some groups are just better than others. She includes — you guessed it — the Jews.
I read an article last month in Philadelphia magazine about how American men aren’t growing up. These kinds of trend pieces aren’t new. Neither are pieces examining why Americans are raising their kids the wrong way. Just look at Amy Chua and the “bringing up the French bébé” phenomenon. But seeing this last one in particular made me think that the Americans are dealing with a nationwide problem that’s independent of whether your child is a Tiger, a Bébé, or just some Russian guy in the Bronx named Boris.