Stop It With the Helicopter Parenting

The Deployment Diatribes

Back off. Let kids fail; Let them fall from trees and get Bs and Cs.

The era of the helicopter parent must end now. Parents are stifling their kids. The evidence is clear. Young adults are leaving home completely unprepared for the world. Parents who do everything for their kids and keep tabs on their every move can be as bad as those who completely neglect their children’s upbringing.

25 odd years ago, when I was in college, the worst I saw was kids who embraced their newfound freedom by taking up smoking and binge drinking. Of course those are not good practices, but what we see now is worse.


Helicopter parent, Tiger mom, bubble wrapper; whatever name you give it, all the research is screaming at us to stop, post haste!

Stories of suicides at college keep popping up in the news. Young students leave home unable to cope…

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About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a parenting coach, writer, teacher, special needs (Autism) mom, and much more.
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