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What Is Helicopter Parenting?

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Being involved without smothering your kids

In Dr Haim Ginott's book Parents & Teenagers, teenagers used helicopter parenting to describe how their parents hovered over them like helicopters.

Helicopter parenting refers to a type of parents who are overly focused on their children. They usually take excessi...

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Helicopter parents may be involved in a child's life that is over-managing and overprotecting. 

  • In toddlerhood, a helicopter parent might constantly hover over the child, always directing his play and behaviour. 
  • In elementary school, they may ...

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  • Fear of consequences. Parents might worry that their child may receive a low grade or get rejected from the sports team. Most of these consequences, such as unhappiness, effort or hard work, are not life-threatening.
  • Feelings of anxiety. Concern abou...

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Many helicopter parents have good intentions, but when parenting is governed by fear, it's hard to see all the things kids can learn without help.

Failure and difficulties teach kids new skills. However, when we overprotect children, 

  • it decreases

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As parents, we have to look at our children now and how they should be as adults. Getting them from children to adulthood involves suffering for both child and parent.

This means allowing children to struggle.

  • Allow them to be disappointed and he...

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