‘Loving lion’ parents may pass on their stress

01 September 2017 | EducationResearch

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, shared the findings of a study he led on parents’ attitudes towards primary schools. The study grouped parents into three categories – “loving lions”, parents who want everything for their children and were the most involved in their children’s lives; “new school”, parents tend to be more hands-off and do not worry so much about academic results or achievement; and “old school”, parents just want good grades.