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Woo Hoo! - Thumper
February 1st, 2011
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Woo Hoo!
Cool! It's my year! ;)


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From:wens
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
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You're a rabbit? Right on! :)
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From:thumper
Date:February 1st, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Yep! :) 1951 was also a "Year of the Rabbit"
My longtime online nick of "Thumper" also seems fitting... (and I didn't know my birth year was a "Rabbit" year when I first used that nick... it was because I have a "nervous knee" and have a tendency to bounce my leg up and down at times)
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From:wens
Date:February 2nd, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
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it was because I have a "nervous knee" and have a tendency to bounce my leg up and down at times

Whaddya know... I do, too! But I'm no Rabbit. I'm a Dragon. ;)
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From:thumper
Date:February 2nd, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Heh, heh... :)
I wonder if your students sometimes see the "dragon lady" come out? XD
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From:wens
Date:February 3rd, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)

Here, there be dragons

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I wonder if your students sometimes see the "dragon lady" come out? XD

Oh, they have. They have. Certainly in the past, and even now at times, but I do try to sand the rough edges down. While I haven't lost any of my firmness and directness, I am a lot more patient and compassionate than I used to be.

You may or may not have read the entry I wrote in response to Amy Chua's "Tiger Mother," where I called myself "an orthodox Catholic Dragon Daughter." :P
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From:thumper
Date:February 3rd, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)

Re: Here, there be dragons

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I must have missed that one... the last couple of weeks have been a bit hectic and I haven't had as much time to cruise the web as usual. I'll have to go hit that one.
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From:wens
Date:February 4th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)

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A bit of a warning: it's long. ;)

Interestingly enough, I had rather an interesting conversation with my fiance's aunt about the whole Tiger Mother thing. She was trying to fit me into the whole Tiger Mom box as per my parents, whereby I pointed out that to some degree I did have a bit of a Tiger Mom and a Tiger Dad. But I also had a good Catholic mother, and the more devout she became, the better she was able to tame the worst aspects of Chinese Mom syndrome.

The odd part was that my fiance's aunt and I seemed to be talking past each other: we both agreed that balance is important, and discipline is important. In part because much of American parenting can be rather permissive and even indulgent. What she couldn't understand were the circumstances in which discipline and "achievement" can become abusive.
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