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The Dolphin Way of Parenting

Priti Kothari | April 10th, 2017

We have discussed the elephant and of course the tiger mom way of parenting. But we have not discussed the dolphin way. Dr Shimi Kang, a Harvard trained child psychiatrist recently discusses her concept of parenting in her book “The Dolphin Way”. She has been fairly successful in discussing and promoting her concept: she has […]

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Different Types of Parenting: Elephant Mom

Priti Kothari | April 3rd, 2017

As we discuss and debate various styles of parenting a new one popped up that caught my interest. “Elephant mom”; i had certainly heard of helicopter and tiger and hippy but “elephant mom”; that was a surprise. But it was something familiar and something intuitive; elephants are majestic, graceful, nurturing and are known to bring […]

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Amy Chua and the “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – A Blog on Questions for Pediatric Patients

Priti Kothari | February 24th, 2017

Many people are familiar with the best seller by Amy Chua that speaks of a Yale Professor mother and her firm parenting that pushes her children to be successful academically by attaining high levels of scholastic and academic achievement. In her memoirs she discusses the importance of self discipline, self control and PERFORMANCE. Vivid images […]

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Flow and Parenting: Preschool ADHD

Priti Kothari | November 22nd, 2016

In her recent book Parenting: All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior begins her discussion on challenges with parenting on the concept of “flow”. Her book is excellent, she is in tune with many questions and concerns todays modern parent has. Flow is something we don’t discuss much in families. We discuss flow in yoga, […]

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