‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua New Book: 8 Cultures that make Better parents

Amy Chua, a Chinese woman, became a sensation in the West, when in 2011, Amy Chua explored the idea that Chinese mothers make better parents in her book “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom”. Many parents in the West got attracted to Amy’s parenting, positively and negatively, and she instantly became popular as “Tiger Mom”. 


Amy has come up with a new parenting guide called “The Triple Package: What Really Determines Success“.

The book was co-authored by her Jewish husband Jed Rubenfeld.

The book is all about the parenting secrets and parenting tips practised in eight cultures across world. The couple considers these eight cultures superior, as they make better parents than the rest.

According to Amy Chua, they are:

Chinese, Jewish, Indian, Iranian, Lebanese-American, Nigerians, Cuban exile and Mormon.

What the parents from these cultures offer, which others don’t: Superiority complex (the cultures see themselves exceptional), Insecurity (that’s why want to prove themselves) and Impulse control (control the urge to always live in the moment).

You can read the book, it may answer an often asked question: Why do Jews win so many Nobel Prizes and Pulitzer Prizes? 

About the Book (By Author)

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
by: Amy Chua (A law professor at Yale)
publisher: Penguin Press HC, The, published: 2014-02-04
ASIN: 1594205469
EAN: 9781594205460
sales rank: 675
price: $19.98 (new)

It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.

Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control?these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive?butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others.
?Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way.
?Americans are taught that self-esteem?feeling good about yourself?is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves.
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America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control.

But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints.

Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.

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