LONDON TIMES: Why You Should Be a Dolphin Parent

Barbara McMahon | September 21, 2013 Playful parents make for smarter, happier children, according to new research.   Amy Chua’s provocative memoir described a strict method of raising children known as  Tiger parenting. The Yale law professor recalled how she rejected her 4yearold daughter Lulu’s homemade birthday card for being carelessly drawn, threatened to burn her older daughter Sophia’s stuffed animals if she did not improve her piano playing, and never accepted grades…

LIVE HAPPY: The Happy Formula for Successful Kids

Sandra Bienkowski | Oct 11, 2013 If you want to raise happy and successful kids, model the traits of a dolphin, says Shawn Achor, author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage, and Harvard researcher. Be playful, friendly, intelligent and social. Dolphin parents raise positive kids, and that sets the stage for future success, Shawn says. Many parents think success…

BUSINESS STANDARD: Why ‘dolphin parenting’ proves more beneficial while raising kids

August 4, 2013 Playful parenting approach helps raise smart and happy kids, two recent studies have revealed. In one study researchers found that, when compared to a supportive style, tiger parenting give rise to children who suffer academically and emotionally, while the second one suggested that children raised by authoritarian parents struggle with depression, anxiety…