Raising Healthy, Happy Kids without Becoming a Tiger


Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Way.
Topic
: Raising healthy, happy, motivated kids without turning into a tiger.
Issues: What happens to kids raised by Tiger parents? the skills required to succeed in the 21st Century–and how Dolphin parenting encourages their development; The importance of play and downtime; what happens to kids raised the Dolphin way?

Hybrid Tigers + The Dolphin Way


Quanyu Huang, author of The Hybrid Tiger.
Topic:
Secrets of the extraordinary success of Asian-American Kids.
Issues: The differences between Chinese and American education; the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches; is it possible to say that one is better than the other> developing kids’ ambitions before discovering their interests.



Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Way.
Topic
: Raising healthy, happy, motivated kids without turning into a tiger.
Issues: What happens to kids raised by Tiger parents? the skills required to succeed in the 21st Century–and how Dolphin parenting encourages their development; The importance of play and downtime; what happens to kids raised the Dolphin way?

Tiger bites child: Quick, let’s find someone to blame

So a guy in South Africa takes his 8-year old daughter to a lodge where they keep a number of “tame” animals, including a tiger. The lodge owner’s daughter, age 14, tells the 8-year old that it’s okay to pet the tiger. So the guy–despite signs saying not to touch the animals–lets his daughter put her hand through a wire fence, whereupon the tiger promptly bit off a piece of one of her fingers.

The father is threatening to sue the lodge, but the lodge says he should have paid attention to the signs.

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