‘Tiger Mom’s’ Husband: I Agree with ’99%’ of Her Parenting

By Kate McCarthy

Jan 31, 2011 9:07am

The husband of the "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua spoke out for the first time this morning, telling me that he and his wife agreed 99% of the time about how to raise their children. 

“99% of the time absolutely I agreed with it, because as I was saying for me these were traditional American values, not Asian. So yes, I was on board with it,” Jed Rubenfeld said in a “GMA” exclusive.

Rubenfeld, author of “The Death Instinct,” said those values consisted of hard work, respect, excellence and a belief in yourself. 

As for the time Chua called one of their daughters “garbage,” Rubenfeld called that “overblown.”  

“Is there any parent that you know who wouldn’t want to have a do-over, one do-over for something that they said to their kids that they wish they hadn’t? You know I give her credit for her honesty,” he said. 

Take a look at the interview here:

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