Amy Chua, the so-called "Tiger Mom," revealed this week that her daughter got into Harvard. Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," shocked some parents, inspired others, with stories of her strict parenting that included no TV, no sleep-overs and no grade less than an A. She also called her daughters names and would force them to practice piano for hours without bathroom or water breaks. Chua defends her parenting style, but says her daughter got into Harvard on her own.
So is "Tiger Parenting" what it takes to get your child into a top-notch college, like Harvard? Our guest is Marilee Jones, an consultant who helps students get through the admissions process, who also created a stir when she admitted to faking some of her academic credentials when she handled admissions for MIT.
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This segment aired on April 8, 2011.