Helicopter Parenting May Cause Problems for Kids (a Must Read)! by Donna John
Protecting and shielding our children from life (also known as helicopter parenting) may actually cause problems for kids. A study published in Emerging Adulthood found that low self-worth and engaging in risky behaviors like binge drinking and smoking may be an effect of helicopter parenting.
"Overall, stepping in and doing for a child what the child developmentally should be doing for him or herself, is negative," said Larry Nelson, professor of family life at Brigham Young University.
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