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FVRL presents author Dr. Shimi Kang at a free event in Abbotsford

FVRL presents author Dr. Shimi Kang at a free event in Abbotsford.

FVRL presents author Dr. Shimi Kang at a free event in Abbotsford.

Author and psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang will speak in Abbotsford on how to raise healthy, happy, motivated kids.

The talk will be held Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way).

Author of the national bestseller The Dolphin Way, Kang refutes the authoritarian “tiger parent” model of child rearing. Instead, she offers a new parenting metaphor: the intelligent, joyful and highly social dolphin, explaining “the dolphin parenting model is about guiding rather than directing, encouraging rather than instructing, and teaching by example. The dolphin way of life is about emphasizing the importance of play, exploration, social bonds, altruism, contribution, and family and community values.”

Kang is an award-winning doctor, researcher and lecturer on human motivation. With over 15 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science of motivation and mental wellness, she has helped hundreds of children, adolescents and parents move towards positive behaviors and better health.

For more info: www.fvrl.ca/dsk.php. Admission is free.