Are You a Helicopter Parent? Why You May Want to Rethink That Parenting Style! by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Are You a Helicopter Parent? Why You May Want to Rethink That Parenting Style!

As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to be happy, safe and successful. Parental support matters, but studies suggest that helicopter parenting may be doing great harm. In the book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success" by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author shares how overbearing parents may be unknowingly creating psychological consequences for their kids by the time they reach college. There has been an increase of mental health issues on college campuses. It was found that freshmen with helicopter parents were:

  • reluctant to new ideas
  • reluctant to new activities
  • vulnerable
  • anxious
  • self-conscious

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
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“This is the stuff of the best parenting advice ... A worthwhile read for every parent ... Our children are engaged in the serious work of becoming an adult. With this book, Lythcott-Haims provides the missing user manual.” ―The Chicago Tribune
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Great tip! I love Julie Lythcott-Haims' advice. Thanks, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP !

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