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· Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

· My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

· Running with the Enemy


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· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 13

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 12

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 11

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· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 9

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· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 4


Articles
· The Improvement of U.S. Public Schools

· Learning Twitter for Authors

· Discover how Amazon changed book cover design

· Authors Finding Readers

· How I sold almost 2,000 books in twenty hours TWICE

· It is Time – Relief for Victims of Lone-Wolf Killers such as James Holmes

· Living on the thin side of Black Ice

· Getting Oriented

· Learning to Love and Hate while teaching ESL in the Middle Kingdom

· The Release of The Concubine Saga is another Cheap Marketing Ploy


Poetry
· Smartphone

· The birth of a child called Prose

· The Luxury of Heartache

· Learning from Death

· Putting Cupid's Arrows on Ice

· The Never-Ending Book Promotion Blues

· Walking the Path of Dead Explorers

· LIttle No More

· Revelation

· Symphony

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· M. Denise Costello reviews Crazy is Normal

· On Tour: Crazy is Normal, a classroom expose

· Comparing a virtual book tour to the traditional, and why go on a book tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· Running with the Enemy

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Is the Tough Love approach to raising Children better than the soft self-esteem method.

I'm sure that Amy Chua had no idea she was about to light a Baby Boomer fuse that would explode when she wrote her essay published in The Wall Street Journal about Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.

In 2000, Paul Beagle, a political strategist for President Bill Clinton, wrote in Esquire, "The Baby Boomers are the most self-centered, self-seeking, self-interested, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, self aggrandizing generation in American history."
Begala was right.
The Boomers also gave birth to the narcissistic, self-esteem generation.
Amy Chua's memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother went on sale today (January 11, 2011), and my wife and I went to the local Barnes and Noble and bought a copy.
Nancy (not her real name), who works for Barnes and Noble, told us of an experience she had substitute teaching in a girls P.E. Class. She said there were about 150 girls. Half were Asian and half were Caucasian. When Nancy told them to sit and read or do what they wanted, the Asians took out books and studied. The Caucasians started to text, do makeup and gossip.
Studies show that the average American Boomer parent talks to his or her children less than five minutes a day and more than 80% never attend a parent-teacher conference. Boomer parents are so self-absorbed with other interests that TV, the Internet, video games and other teens raised many of their children.
However, when Chinese mothers come together, their conversations focus on their children and education, which explains why studies show Asian students have the lowest incidence of STDs, teen pregnancy, illegal drug use and the highest GPAs, graduation rates from high school and highest ratio of college attendance.
What do you think Boomer mothers talk about when they get together?
A close friend of mine, who isn't Chinese, read Amy Chua's essay and many of the comments attacking Chua for her tough stance as a mother. He said it is obvious that Chinese mothers love their children and American mothers don't because love means sacrifice.
The vicious responses I have been reading on Blogs and in some book reviews are obviously a guilt reaction for not being good parents. The truth hurts.
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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.
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Lloyd Lofthouse



Running with the Enemy

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Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

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My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

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