Lisa VanDamme Slams WSJ Article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”

Lisa runs the VanDamme Academy, a private school that provides a quality private education for elementary and middle school students, with a Montessori environment for 5 to 7- year – olds. This is the first of several videos in which Lisa VanDamme shares her thoughts about the Wall Street Journal Article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.”In this video, Miss VanDamme implores listeners to consider the question on which the whole issue depends: By what standard do we say a child is “successful”?


WOW! You can read some of her CapMag articles here. You can visit Lisa’s video blog here.

UPDATE: See Part 2 here where Lisa answers the critics of Part 1.

6 Responses to Lisa VanDamme Slams WSJ Article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”

  1. B Nelson January 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    But conside the type of society Chinese children grow up in. The Chinese mother sounds like she is preparing her children well for that.

    • LogicRazor January 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

      What the hell are you talking about? By your logic, should we also “prepare” a child for a society that tortures people by torturing it? Seriously, learn to think, and learn some basic morality you asshat.

  2. LogicRazor January 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Great video, bravo.

  3. Kenn3344 January 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I ‘m still chewing on Liza VanDammes viewpoint, but from the Judo-Christian vantage point, the Chinese mothers seem to win. For instance the good book says “seek first the kingdom of God” ( not seek first happiness ). Plus “daily carry your cross”, “many are the afflictions of the righteous”, “you must enter the kingdom through much tribulation”, “strive to enter through the narrow gate”. By this standard, Chinese mothers ARE superior.

    • Vovkash February 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      You say, “By this standard, Chinese mothers ARE superior.” However, I do not have the “Judo-Christian” vantage point (I assume you meant Judeo-Christian, as judo is a Japanese martial-arts sport), and so it really boils down to what success, for a human being, is. I do not see success as having to be No. 1 in everything and neither do I see it as having to conform in any way to a particular religious doctrine. Rather, I see it as personal fulfillment within a philosophy of life that respects human rights and people’s right to live their lives as they wish so long as they do not harm others in the process.

  4. Mick Price February 3, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    Let’s not forget that there was no mention whatsoever of morality in the WSJ article. Her child would make an excellent transport director for a death camp, since she is raised to fulfill whatever goals are demanded of her to absurdly high standards without once asking if these goals are legitimate.

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