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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Daughter Something I Can Sing About
on January 17, 2012
As the parent of an ADHD daughter, this book offers reassurance that my determination to have her discover confidence and happiness in spite of repeated failures in her academic pursuits was the best approach. The book covers the challenges of society's expectations...and how they might vary from one place to another...and how the expectations and attitudes of teachers can also significantly affect any student, but particularly ones with learning issues. I really enjoyed the alternating perspectives of the mother and the daughter, and it gave me a better understanding of what my own daughters are probably thinking, as both are rather independent and skeptical of what is considered the "norm," I have no regrets over our aimless wanderings on summer vacations and lazy afternoons spent making up stories in the playroom. I couldn't agree more with the viewpoint that we should offer opportunities for enrichment to our kids, but not force these endeavors upon them. This book was a quick read...engaging...and completely enjoyable. I recommend it to all parents.