helicopter parents

At some point, you just have to let go of fixing everything for them.
When we made mistakes and got it wrong, our parents stood down and let us suffer the consequences.   They didn't swoop in
In my last five years as a parent, I've found that letting my kids experience failure is the very best parenting tool I have.
Most colleges have time-tested student life programs that address some of the worst first moments that students face. Many
I empathize with the social pressures of raising generation Alpha, and find myself giving in to it from time to time. But just as I changed my behavior, so should young millennial moms for their mental health and for the sake of those around them (their spouses, teachers, even other moms). I found it's okay to be enthusiastic about my children's future, just not delusional.
You are about to send your kid off to college with approximately 2,000 more things than he or she needs.
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This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to do some cross-country traveling on airplanes. Each one propelled me high into the
How I came to lose my helicopter blades.
When I heard about the little boy who had fallen into the gorilla enclosure in Cincinnati, I was fascinated just like everyone else. Maybe it's because I recall the hazards of raising two quick, mischievous preschoolers of my own just a few years ago.
Firm but fair consequences should be laid out in your agreement. The idea is for your child to mature into a person who faces
Although the term was originally used to refer to teens and college age kids, it can be referred to doing tasks of a child of any age when the child is capable of doing it alone. Toddlers and preschoolers for example may not learn to play alone because their parent is always hovering over them and playing alongside of them.
Boundaries are crucial. If you don't teach your children boundaries by showing them that they exist, they won't know how to set their own boundaries when they grow up.
As families move from a caregiving mindset to a caretaking one, failure to launch is becoming increasingly common.