Tag Archives: Helicopter Parents

How helicopter parenting can affect youth development

by Dexter P. Everywhere we look now a days it seems as though you can see an example of over parenting. Whether it is a parent at the park constantly telling their kid to “be careful”, or a parent constantly … Continue reading

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Lawnmower parent: are parents doing too much for their child?

by Jessica W. Every parent wants the best for their child. Children whose parents are highly involved in their lives by providing developmentally appropriate structure have better academic, emotional and social outcomes. They also have more positive peer relationships and … Continue reading

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With the best intentions are we making our children weaker?

by Alexandria M. Being involved in sports growing up, I saw all parenting styles in and outside the pool. I watched many peers in school and sport be stressed out to obtain a specific goal that their parents set for … Continue reading

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