It strikes me that if we want to raise the next generation of kids to be balanced, community minded, innovative and dare I say, happy — this sounds like a promising new direction for parents. The irony is that Dolphin parenting sounds like common sense. It’s fascinating to me, both as a former educator and now as a parent, how we get onto these societal tangents that bring us away from reason and peace and towards competition and fear.
I’m sticking with the dolphins.
Check out this interview and article highlighting a Canadian psychiatrist and mom of 3 who argues for modeling our parenting after dolphins, rather than tigers.
Deborah Tyson is Boston-based Transition Coach. Learn more at www.mobilizecoaching.com