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 .)

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

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