26 Jan '11, 5am

'Tiger' mum extols success after HK kids ace exams (via ST iPhone App)

HONG KONG - TWO Hong Kong 10-year-olds reared on a punishing schedule of study and swimming have sailed through British high school exams, as debate rages over the 'Tiger Mother' mode of parenting. Twins Estephe and Perrine Corlin scored straight 'As' in the maths papers of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education exams, which were set by the University of Cambridge and are normally taken by 16-year-olds. The boy and girl's Malaysian-born mother Rosalind Corlin said their achievement was down to a gruelling schedule tailor-made for success - echoing Amy Chua, the Chinese-American author of Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother. The Yale University law professor has sparked worldwide debate with her book extolling the benefits of no-nonsense parenting over the more relaxed style of child-rearing common in the West. Mrs Corlin insists that her twins enjoy their...

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