Tiger Mom

I'm The Kind Of Mom Who Lets Her Kids Take Risks

Sarah Scott | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Sarah Scott

They should be able to confidently navigate independent situations. Being able to ask other adults for help, ordering fries from a fast food counter, helping a younger child at the playground, figuring out their own boundaries -- this all takes practice.

Dolphin Parenting: A Cure For Tiger Moms And Jellyfish Dads

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Shimi Kang

Parenting, like life, is about balance. Between independence and rules, work and play. With the authoritative dolphin style of parenting, greater self-confidence, critical thinking, good behaviour and academic performance are all achieved by encouraging collaborative communication that is both firm and flexible.

Anthem of the Jellyfish Father: A Laid-Back Guide to Parenting

David Martin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
David Martin

Looking back on my 18 years of parenting experience, I have concluded that it likely didn't matter what approach my wife and I took to raising our daughter. She's her own person. So stop worrying. Follow my seven simple rules for jellyfish parenting and save yourself a lot of grief and possibly a stress-induced stroke.

Thank You to My Dolphin (Not Tiger) Mom

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

My mom was not an over-controlling, overbearing tiger mom. Nor was she a permissive, directionless jellyfish mom. My mom was the balance of these extremes and was firm yet flexible. She had rules and expectations -- including clearly expecting us to do well in academics with respectful behaviour. Yet, she also valued our freedom to be kids, individual passions, and independent choices.

Math Programs Should Be More Like Tiger Moms

Angelina Chapin | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

Though I was never going to have a career in numbers, the process of succeeding in a subject through practice and memorization did wonders for my self-confidence. If recent test results are any indication, each year, more Canadian students aren't feeling the same triumph. That's a problem we need to solve.

Canada's Next Generation of Immigrants

Claire Penhorwood | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Claire Penhorwood

Whenever someone asks me, "Where did you grow up?", I take a deep breath and usually say, "It's a long story... do you have 10 minutes?". I then launc...

Tiger Mom vs. Lager Mom

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

Should kids do their homework? Absolutely. Should a parent have to monitor it for three hours a night? Absolutely not. Unless said monitoring can be done with glass, bottle, or can in hand, from across the room, or preferably, in a different room.