Is it better to be a Tiger mother or an Elephant mother? That is, a parent who believes family life is preparation for the adult world and so should be a school of hard knocks, harsh consequences, and tough love. Or a parent who believes family life should be a haven from the outside world, a place of comfort and emotional security?
After the jump, read an excerpt from an essay on the subject and see a video of an elephant’s parenting style. [Read more...]