WORDS FROM BOOKS – BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! In 2011, Amy Chua, a law professor at Yale University and a mother of two daughters, published a memoir entitled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. It quickly became a sensation - and a lightning rod for controversy. To some, it seemed to advocate a philosophy of raising children common among Chinese parents that was overly harsh. (Strict disciplinarian mothers, particularly those of East Asian descent, are sometimes termed "tiger mothers," in large part because of this book's…

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THE NOUN SUFFIXES -ER, -OR, AND -EUR

Audio blog post by Dr. Isaacs. Click to listen and read along! Before discussing this noun suffix conundrum, I want to make a quick tangent. Nowadays, there is a lot of frustration with blogs that "bury the lede." For example, posts with recipes often begin with protracted stories about Grandma's favorite pastimes, or summers we spent in the cabin and...oh, the memories! Five minutes later, you FINALLY get to the recipe that Grandma made at the cabin all those summers ago, which was what you wanted to read in the…

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