Claire noted the Wall Street Journal article by Amy Chua arguing that Chinese mothers are superior to their Western counterparts. It's based on her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which I've just finished reading. I believe the article is better than the book, but curious if any Ricocheters have read the book. As the father of three Chinese daughters I do have an interest -- and my email traffic suggests it remains a popular topic of debate.
On the lighter side, it has also provoked an animated video from my friends at Next Media.