‘Tiger Daughter’ Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld’s High School Graduation Speech

A few weeks ago, Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld of ‘Tiger Mom’ fame graduated as valedictorian and gave the commencement speech to her class. Apparently anyone in the top 20% is a valedictorian candidate and is voted by the senior class. Sophia does make a reference or two to her ‘Tiger Mom,’ but I can’t say that her speech is particularly insightful or inspiring to all; maybe to just her classmates.

Sophia decided between Harvard and Yale — she’s off to Harvard, or as she blogged, “Somewhere wicked awesome.” This doesn’t come as a surprise; both of her parents teach at Yale and what college student would want to go to school so close to their family?

The Tiger Family is apparently in China right now promoting Amy Chua’s book. I wonder what kind of reception the book is having there? Are Chinese mothers everywhere wondering what the fuss is about?

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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