How Tiger Parenting Works in Canada

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Feb. 11 2011 10:37 AM

How Tiger Parenting Works in Canada

On last night's episode of 30 Rock , heavily pregnant Avery starts having contractions while she and Jack are in Toronto for the G8 summit. Dead-set on having theirdaughter be born on American soil, they try to race back to the border.

John Cho makes an appearance as a friendly Canadian who picks the twoup in his traveling meth lab. And while the episode was probably in the can longbefore Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the TigerMother exploded , I like to think this was the show's way of winking at the wholefracas. (After all, Cho did star in the past decade's cleverest movie about race in America .)


Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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