Author Amy Chua has created a stir with an article claiming "Chinese Mothers" are superior to western ones. Chua extols the virtues of strict parenting. Her daughters were never allowed to play with friends, have sleepovers or watch TV. She also boasted of how she coerced one of her daughters into mastering a difficult piece of music. The article has provoked a fierce debate, with some praising the model of parenting Chua describes. While others have labeled Chua a bully, suggesting that her children will grow up disturbed and rebellious.