April 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized

UPDATED: Chua’s daughter heads to Harvard (maybe)

It seems fitting that the Tiger Mother’s cub has been accepted to the Harvard Class of 2015.

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, daughter of Amy Chua, will attend Harvard next fall, the popular legal blog Above The Law reported. Her mother became the center of much media controversy this year, after she wrote an inflammatory piece in the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” in which she outlined her strict parenting techniques. The article was followed by the release of her book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”

Shortly after the release of her mother’s book, Chua-Rubenfeld wrote a piece in the New York Post defending her mother.

“Having you as a mother was no tea party,” she wrote, addressing Chua. “There were some play dates I wish I’d gone to and some piano camps I wish I’d skipped. But now that I’m 18 and about to leave the tiger den, I’m glad you and Daddy raised me the way you did.”

This year, Harvard was more selective than ever, offering admission to only 6.2 percent of its applicants.

UPDATE: 6:28 p.m.

In an e-mail to the News Monday, Chua said her daughter has not yet decided between Yale and Harvard. Chua-Rubenfeld will be at Bulldog Days, she added.