elephant parent

As close to the opposite of a tiger parent as possible, these kinds of parents value emotional security and connection.

Like their namesake in the animal kingdom, an "elephant mom" is very nurturing and protective of her offspring, especially in the earliest stages of their life. Independent sleeping may not occur until children are 5 years old. These parents seek not to raise their voices and value encouragement over academic or athletic success.
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