helicopter parenting

None of us follows any one parenting philosophy to a T; we’re all making split-second decisions about what is and isn’t dangerous.

Why We Practice Just-Keep-Them-Out-Of-The-ER Parenting

None of us follows any one parenting philosophy to a T; we’re all making split-second decisions about what is and isn’t dangerous. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   12.21.18   |   SHARE
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 I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.11.18   |   SHARE
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Let your kids screw up. To my mind, the goal of raising kids is to make them into self-sufficient adults who are kind, smart, and capable of taking care of themselves.

Dear Parents, Go Ahead And Let Your Kids Screw Up Their Lives

“Parenting” has become a competitive sport. But it’s kids who are losing. Let your kids screw up. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   01.10.18   |   SHARE
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9 Ways 'Lazy' Parenting Raises Great Kids

Helicopter Parenting. Free Range Parenting. Sharenting. The names go on and on. We all reap rewards and pay the price for whichever philosophy we Read...
Anna Rosenblum Palmer of The Good Men Project    |   01.29.16   |   SHARE
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Being Overprotective Doesn't Protect Your Kids –– It Makes Them Vulnerable

To what lengths do we go to protect our children? At what point is it important to recognize that a parent’s job is to facilitate and help the child Read...
Elizabeth Casey of Your Tango    |   01.15.16   |   SHARE
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Parenthood doesn't stop when your children grow up.

4 Easy Steps To Loving Your Adult Children Without Smothering Them

As the mother of two adult children and as a relationship and life coach, I, like many, strive for that delicate balance of loving my children but Read...
Ellen Kamaras of Your Tango    |   11.13.15   |   SHARE
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Sorry, But We Never Raised Free-Range Kids

Our frustrating, paradoxical culture simultaneously disdains helicopter parenting and rings the alarm over children left to walk alone. Read...
Lisa Duggan of The Good Men Project    |   01.29.15   |   SHARE
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