Pushy parenting is a central theme in Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” but Chinese mothers aren’t the only caregivers well-schooled in the business of concerted cultivation.
Hilary Levey Friedman is an affiliate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; she studies afterschool activities, beauty, and competition. Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture is her first book.
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