Category Archive for 'Parenting methods'

As I’ve said before, parenting is a highly volatile issue. It’s so easy to be judgmental of other parents and the way they choose to raise their children. Everything from discipline to baby care to sleep habits is subject to criticism. Most of us think the way we do things is the best and when […]

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All this talk about helicopter parenting and too much involvement in children’s lives has gotten me thinking about my future relationship with my daughters. A fellow writer wisely commented on the self-proclaimed helicopter mom profiled in the Boston Globe article, the one I said yesterday didn’t seem like a helicopter parent to me. I would […]

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So, continuing yesterday’s discussion, how much is too much parental involvement? Where should we draw the line? Obviously helicopter parenting by its very definition implies over-involvement in a child’s life. In general, it seems to be looked upon as a negative method of parenting because it smothers a child’s decision-making and real-life skills, personal preferences […]

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I’m reading an article about the benefits of helicopter parenting published in the Boston Globe a few months ago. The author, Don Aucoin says, …a quiet reappraisal of helicopter parents is underway. Some researchers have begun to argue that late adolescence and young adulthood are such minefields today – emotional, social, sexual, logistical, psychological – […]

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If you’ve never heard the term “helicopter parenting,” that’s OK. I hadn’t either until about a year ago. Evidently the title is quite popular these days, though often used negatively, as in, “She is SUCH a helicopter parent!” As the name implies, helicopter parenting refers to parents who hover over their children constantly, making their […]

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