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Top 5: Similarities between The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin) and Tiger Mom (Amy Chua)

Happiness Project versus Tiger Mom

Seriously, I know that these books are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but hear me out. They both ultimately seek the same thing; they just go at it (hard!) in very different ways. Amy ‘s parenting style is based on  fear but her happiness derives from her children’s accomplishments. Gretchen’s parenting style is based on harmony and her happiness is a choice that she consciously makes for herself. She believes that  her children’s happiness is a derivative product of her own happiness. Read more…