Point of Contact: "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

No matter how Jack provoked me, I never ever struck him. When I first began babysitting him, his mother and I discussed corporal punishment, and we both agreed it wasn't an appropriate disciplinary measure for a babysitter to use. Of course, this was before the memorable even-ing I caught him calmly roasting a gummy worm with his bare fingers on the gas stove where I was boiling water for pasta. Although he was only six, he knew it was wrong and I knew he knew it’only ten minutes earlier when he had been helping me pour the ...

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