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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
by Amy Chua
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a word from a child of a Russian Tiger Mama, 23 Aug. 2011
Read this book and felt sorry for the kids. Perhaps for modern western parents it is entertaining and makes them want to be a little ''harder'' on their kids but for me it was a trip back to my childhood if just somewhat milder - let's face it, the family lives in America, everything is much kinder and milder and politically correct there - Mother Tiger will not be allowed to physically punish her daughter for a ocassional B mark in a weekly math test.....Anyway, read the book but do not think that Chinese parenting is any better than WASP style. In fact, being an adult and a mother now, in England with the half-English children, I think the truth is somethere inbetween. After being raised by a Tiger Mum and beeing completely broken of any enthusiasm and ambition by the age of 16 (no amount of beating could make me want to have As in chosen 9 subjects), I encourage my kids to experience everything life has to offer - sleepovers included. There is more to life than perceived academic achievements. I spent 3 weeks in Vancouver BC Canada this spring looking around top private schools there....the stories I have heard from the teachers and headmasters about chinese students and their can understand but never approve or immitate. Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother - scary indeed. And I should know!

The Tracy Anderson Method: Total Cardio Workout [DVD]
The Tracy Anderson Method: Total Cardio Workout [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tracy Anderson
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £2.66

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars She didn't invent it - it has been around for decades!, 15 Jan. 2011
Tracy - very good business woman. Her workouts are not original - these excercises were not invented by Tracy - she collected widely available information and used good marketing techniques. It is a fusion of ballet, dancing,Alexander technique, pilates, yoga, callanetics, basic strengthening for dancers etc that has been used for generations all over the world (in Russia for sure!). I have been teaching very similar (and better in some instances more fun and authentic, and certainly much cheaper - charity :-)) it in my class in Kew for the last 6 years - my ladies will not lie! With the proper healthy eating and total dedication it will transform you body. You will not look like her or Gwyneth without certain procedures to renjuvenate the skin etc but you can create curves and apple bottom. Dedication is the key! Good luck. Marina
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Adi Shakti Massage/ Meditation Mat
Adi Shakti Massage/ Meditation Mat

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend it, 1 Nov. 2010
I bought these shakti mats for the last year for myself, my family and all my yoga students and few friends. Many of them were sceptical at first but now enjoy it and became somewhat of addicts. It helps with all the problems described. Honestly. I can testify that people found relief from anxiety, insomnia, executive level stress, old rugby back injuries, general feeling of run-down and lethargy, back stiffness etc. Even few chidren I know (including mine) love it - first they were curious and then discovered that lying on it for 10-20 min can give them extra punch for training and mental alertness. It is like a power nap! I would go on and on about it - I had a Russian version of it for a long time, and now I am very happy to be able to advise all my clients and friends that it is available here.

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