'Tiger Mother' Amy Chua tells the WSJ: I gave my daughters a tenancy contract

Amy Chua, center, and her daughters Sophia, right, and Lulu, left, at a Time Magazine event on April 26, 2011.
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Amy Chua, center, and her daughters Sophia, right, and Lulu, left, at a Time Magazine event on April 26, 2011.

What to do when your 20-something children want to live your city pied-a-terre? "Tiger Mother" Amy Chua had the answer, and it involved contract law, she told the Wall Street Journal.

Chua, famous for her 2011 book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," which advocated the strict parenting methods stereotypically favored by Chinese mothers, told the WSJ of her reservations - unmade beds and an empty refrigerator were chief among them - about allowing her now-adult daughters to stay for the summer in the Manhattan apartment Chua and her husband used only occasionally.

So the author, who is also a professor at Yale Law School, wrote up what she said was a legally-enforceable contract.

To read the full story, and obtain the contract wording, click here.

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