4 Ways Not to be a Helicopter Parent
Okay, mom, would you ever:
…Take a special trip to school to bring forgotten homework or lunch money?
…Let your child blame someone else for a mistake you know your child made?
…Push to give your child the grade you think they deserve?
…Continually tell your children what is best for them, even as teenagers and young adults?
…Call or text them every morning to make sure they are awake, even when they’re in college?
If you said yes to some of those, you, my friend, might be a helicopter parent. iSpecialist Dr. Gary Oliver says helicopter parents rob their children of the opportunity to learn from their mistakes. So here are 4 Ways to Avoid Being a Helicopter Parent, and tips on how you can achieve balance and avoid the other extreme of becoming a submarine parent.