Are You a Tiger Mom? 10 Clues
Amy Chua made headlines in 2011 with the release of her parenting tome, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom," a book that detailed her intense and sometimes questionable parenting style. Dubbed the original "tiger" parent, Chua believes that children need to be pushed, pulled, molded and squashed into success at any cost. Does this sound like you? If so, you might be labeled as a tiger parent. While Chua blames Western moms and dads for being too "soft" on their kids, tiger parenting is sometimes so intense that it can have a serious effect on a child's psyche. If the following clues point to your parenting style, it might be time to loosen the reins and give your little one some leeway.