Dolphin Parenting Style

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4. Which parenting style benefits personal development of children the most? After analyzing my findings, I found that tiger parenting style and dolphin style have unique benefits and limitation in terms of personal development of children. Physical ,mental and social heath are the indicator to determine the personal development of children. As physical health of the child cannot be judged by parenting styles, I would like to discuss in terms of social health and mental health. In terms of social health, children under tiger parenting style may have a poor interpersonal relationship. Strict rules may lower the degree of family harmony, as children have no say in the family. Parents, as a significant others, punish children instead of giving…show more content…
They are always supported and loved by their parents; they have high sense of acceptance and affiliation from their family. Also, children tend to have a good interpersonal relationship. They are allowed to make friend freely, they know how to work with different people. Sometime, children may get into bad company, however, dolphin parents is not parents that offer children hundred percent of freedom. Parents educate children what is right and bad so that children can establish a proper…show more content…
It requires parents to have a clear understand of children’s’ interest, listen to their of view and avoid question them. It is clear that dolphin parenting style fulfilled the above criteria by listen to and respecting their children. Dolphin parents allow children to explore their talents and interest freely. In return, tiger parenting style, which emphasis on following parents’ decision, left little room to follow children’s’ point of view and interest. At the stage of adolescence, people need to accept the changes of teenagers by respecting their individuality and offer a certain amount of freedom and trust. Dolphin parenting oblivious do better than tiger parenting style, which emphasis on high control and protection, banning children from having freedom and individuality. Dolphin parenting styles offered freedom at the same time with guidance to let adolescent to explore their own world, balancing the family bond and allow adolescence to have increasing autonomy. To conclude, dolphin-parenting style benefits the personal development of children most. In terms of social and mental health, tiger and dolphin parenting have their own good and bad. However, in my opinion, giving love and care to children in a friendly way can benefit the child by building a clear self-image and harmonious family relationship. Therefore, dolphin parenting style benefits the personal
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