I'm reading Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother. I can't put it down. It probably says something grim about my personality that I find her way-over-the-top strictness with her two daughters completely hilarious.
At the same time, I just read the NYTimes article on character and success in, and after, school, called "What If the Secret to Success is Failure?" Now I have a 24 point questionnaire for Lucy and Emile to evaluate my success as a parent.