The Problem with Respect

The foundation of most Chinese family relationships is 孝, or filial piety. It’s the Confucian virtue of  respecting your parents and elders. Parents are expected to direct, train, discipline, and provide for the next generation. Children, in turn, are expected to obey, honor, serve, and […]

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My Unschooling Experiment

While many families are busy with back-to-school preparations, my family is getting ready for our first year of full-time homeschooling. But it’s not your typical idea of homeschooling. Instead of early morning wake ups, we’ll be sleeping in. Instead of a set curriculum, we’ll be […]

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Welcome to Untigering!

Hello! I’m Iris. Welcome to my new blog: Untigering! Untigering is for all the tiger moms and dads out there who are trying to be gentle parents. It’s for those who are attempting to connect with their children through empathy, respect, and kindness when they’ve […]

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