According to a study conducted by psychologists at the VU University in Amsterdam, with colleagues at the University of British Columbia in Canada, tiger mums are happier than less involved mothers. 

This research shows that parents who place children at the center of the family – often labelled as “tiger parents” or helicopter parents”, and whose children are called “little emperors” – are maybe not doing all wrong. In giving the priority to their children’s happiness, than focus on their own happiness, child-centered parents enjoy their parenting role more.

Study leader Claire Ashton-James said, “The consequences of child-focused forms of parenting for the wellbeing of parents have been a source of heated debate in the popular media, largely in the absence of research.”

Image: Mother and Child in a Boat, by Edmund C. Tarbell (Google Art Project - Wikipedia)