Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--and How You Can Too
Asians and Asian-Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population...and 20% of the Ivy League. Now find out how they do it.
The numbers speak for themselves: 18% of Harvard's population; 25% of Columbia's; 42% of Berkeley's; 24% of Stanford's; 25% of Cornell's...
What are Asian parents doing to start their kids on the road to academic excellence at an early age? What can all p
Overall, I must say that I was pretty disappointed by this book. I was looking for Asian cultural insights that I could use as a parent, but unfortunately, only about half the book took this route. The rest of it was common sense parenting that could come from most any culture. At one point, the authors even criticize the Asian way of teaching. They believe that "drilling" and "repetition", which I under ...more
One of the things that made me think, is when the child was struggling, both of the authors parents would make dramatic changes in their schedules to correct the error until they saw that the problem was resolved. They had family meetings as to how everyone in the family could help the child that did not have a good report card and also that the day the children received report c ...more
I also really liked the points about education being a family endeavor, everyone wo ...more