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…

WASHINGTON TIMES: Best-selling author Shawn Achor on ‘happiness’

Paul Mountjoy | WASHINGTON September 18, 2013 Ask anyone what they want in life, and the answer is invariably: “To be happy.” However, the question remains how to achieve this lofty goal and what tools, skills and strategies are necessary to fulfill the goal of personal happiness. This is where best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before…

MSN LIVING: Playful ‘Dolphin Dads’ May Raise Happier Kids

Joy Jernigan | MSN Living Editor Aug 7, 2013 Unlike the strict “tiger parenting” philosophy championed by author Amy Chua in her 2011 bestseller, dolphins may make a better parenting model, Shawn Achor, the author of the forthcoming book, “Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change” (Crown Business), tells the New…

DAILY MAIL UK: Eat your heart out, Tiger Mom! Playful Dolphin Dads make children smarter AND happier, says top parenting expert

Catherine Townsend | August 7, 2013 Harvard-educated researcher Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success Says that the ‘tiger’ approach of working hard to achieve happiness is ‘scientifically backward’, and parents should focus on helping kids be positive instead A leading happiness researcher has claimed that playful…