Category Archives: NPR

Parenting the Asian and American Ways

A new book called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is causing a lot of controversy.  It was written by a Chinese-American woman, a professor, who decided to raise her 2 American children the Chinese way.  Her traditional Asian focus on discipline, obedience, and perfection in music and school is very controversial because it is very different from the most common way of raising children in the U.S.  What do you think?  Click here to read or listen to the article.

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How to Thrive– An Interview about Happiness Around the World

I love the NPR (National Public Radio) website. You can find articles and interviews about everything, like news, art, books, & music. It changes every day!
Here’s a link to an interesting story about happiness. You can listen, read, or both (to do both, open “transcript” and listen at the same time). http://www.npr.org/2010/11/24/131571885/how-to-thrive-dan-buettner-s-secrets-of-happiness

Here are some questions if you want to test your listening: ListeningPrac Happiness