I am fascinated by videos such as these, of otherwise untamed species of animal developing a special bond with humans. I am particularly interested when, as in the case of the video below, the member of the otherwise untamed species could be very dangerous to the human.
I ask that you watch this video and ask yourself the following questions:
- What kind of care would the man have given to the lion to inspire such affection?
- Would he have loved and nurtured her or would he have punished her by taking away food and play time and locking her in a smaller enclosure or cage when she did the ‘wrong’ thing?
- What would this lion do for the man that was in her power to do?
I believe that it is the relationship you have with children that is the most powerful source of influence you have over their behaviour, as well as their wellbeing and adjustment.