Helicopter Parenting Orlando and who Is Living Who’s Childhood? An overview of Today’s Overly Protective Parent.
Do you find that you have an unhealthy dependency on your child? As a therapist and a mother I am reminded each day that many parents are running with the mind constantly in a state of fear. Fear that our children will be harmed, bullied, treated unfairly and spoken to harshly. Are you sure that your not just afraid because that is your perception from your childhood?
Many of our parents today are operating in a sleep state level of little to no awareness. They may have the best intentions when it comes to raising their kids but they are constantly reliving what they perceived was a “tough childhood”.
If you find that your constantly doing the following then you may want to seek therapy to realign and assess your approach with your child.
There have been over the years several new terms that have come out and are used to describe this parenting type and the slight variations it takes.
The following two are the most popular today.
Refers to an assault military weapon. The parent is aggressive in all attempts to make every experience favorable for the child.
This parent makes sure they clear the path for their child making sure it is smooth without any obstacles.
Children that are too protected and sheltered from everyday life face many challenges.
The following is a list of a few disadvantages these kids face.
Seek Help today if you relate to this article. This is not about shaming or blaming parents. This is about bringing awareness and understanding to a style that has started to saturate our culture. Let’s come together and help turn this ship around. Give your child back the ability to do themselves.