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Over Parenting

Helicopter Parents, It's Up to You to Let Go Now as Your Teens Get Ready For High School

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Your children will begin to individuate and make their own decisions, like choosing their course work, becoming involved in sports or clubs, and seeking their identity based on those choices. This is where we as parents need to learn to let go. Micromanaging or helicoptering your children does not help them -- it actually harms them.

As Our Children Graduate From High School, We Need To Graduate As Well

Dorothy O'Keefe Diana | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Dorothy O'Keefe Diana

Allowing teens to grow and feel uncomfortable is vital to their emotional development and is just as important as all that nurturing we provided. As our teenagers graduate, our goals for them should graduate as well.

Over-Parenting Can Do More Harm Than Not Enough

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Everyone agrees that it's a crime to neglect a child. That's a no brainer. What we've failed to see for two decades is that over-parenting -- not under-parenting -- can do even more harm.

Helping Parents Distinguish Love from Emotional Hunger

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

When we are misattuned to the developmental stages of our children, carrying them when they'd rather walk, breastfeeding them when they'd rather play, we undermine their confidence.

Time Breastfeeding Mom and Other Extreme 'Attachment Parenters'

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

'Attachment parenting' addicts are slavishly devoting literally their entire daily lives to nursing and nurturing their babies and toddlers, and it's just not necessary.

College Admissions Craze: Are We Making Our Kids Sick?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 04.03.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Do we do a disservice to our children's sense of self-reliance and authenticity by being too vigorously involved in the college application process?

What Is Really Behind the Current "Over-Parenting" Syndrome?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

But when we do the opposite, when we hover over our children, although we are physically present, we are cut off from feeling their true vulnerability and love.