A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into a Tiger By Shimi K. Kang, M.D.
In this well-researched alternative to the "Tiger Mom" parenting approach, Dr. Shimi Kang encourages parents to help children develop their own internal dolphin-like love of play and learning, rather than trying to control children's behaviour using competition, aggression, and external motivators.
As medical director for the Child and Youth Mental Health program in Vancouver, Dr. Kang combines personal anecdotes, years of experience as a psychiatrist, and evidence-based research on parenting and development to guide parents through the demands of an increasingly busy and high-pressure world:
"By tapping into our inner dolphin and shaking off our inner tiger, my hope is to inspire a global community of parents to value a balance between structured activities and unstructured play, between competition and community spirit, and between protection and independence. I also wish to encourage parents who are driving their children from the outside to give children the opportunity to develop their own strong, healthy self-motivation."