Saturday, January 7, 2012

When it comes to your parenting style, are you a tiger or an ostrich?

Be it in academics, music, sports and other fields, tiger parents demand nothing but the best from their children. They have a tendency to practise hyper-parenting and push their kids to always reach their highest potential.

In stark contrast, just like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand, ostrich parents are not overly active in their children’s lives. They purposely allow their kids to manage themselves and let them experience independence even at a young age.

On first impression, you might think that both are extreme and undesirable ways of parenting. However, did you know that there are also advantages in each of these parenting styles?
We invite you to join us for a free PTF parenting seminar entitled “Striking a Balance between Being a Tiger Parent and an Ostrich Parent” with our guest speaker Dr. Queena N. Lee-Chua on January 21, 2012 (Saturday), 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Davao Christian High School auditorium.

Dr. Lee-Chua graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1987, with a degree in BS Mathematics, summa cum laude. In addition, she has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the same university, where she is a professor.

A science and health columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and in-demand consultant to schools, governments and businesses, Dr. Lee-Chua’s forte includes education; child cognitive and behavioral development; learning psychology; and mathematics.

Our guest speaker has received numerous prestigious awards such as the TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men), TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service), Metrobank Outstanding Teachers Award, OYS (Outstanding Young Scientists), Jose Rizal Awards for Excellence, National Book Award, National Science and Technology Journalism Awards, Outstanding S & T Columnist and Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

Non-DCHS parents are very much welcome to join the seminar. Please e-mail me your full name, contact number, the school where your children belongs and the number of people attending. E-mail address is

We look forward to your valuable presence in this worthwhile parenting activity!

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