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Overprotective Mother

In Defense of Helicopter Parenting

Julie M Green | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

I never set out to become a poster girl for helicopter parenting. In fact, I despise the term, and would much rather be called a protective parent. Somewhere along the line, though, cautious parents like me became misunderstood, even maligned, in the media.

Go Ahead, Be That Mom

Jenny Witte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

My suggestion is to switch the focus from other moms, and what other moms are doing, to your own kids. Are your kids happy and healthy being co-sleeping french fry eaters? Awesome!

Pilot Lessons

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lorraine Duffy Merkl

Sometimes I purposely make the whirring noise of rapidly spinning propellers to punctuate the fact that like many Manhattan mothers I am called a "helicopter."

Hovering Parents Halt Kids Activity

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.19.2011 | Parents

Overprotective parents here's a message for you: If you want your kids to get more activity, you may want to back off. Those are the findings from ...

Girlfriends' Guide to Teenagers: School Bullies Hit Parents Where It Hurts

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

There are a few places no one should enter without an advocate--a courtroom, a hospital and school. But only a parent can properly advocate for their child in school where a bully is concerned.

Girlfriends' Guide to Teenagers: Help Me, PLEASE!

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Everybody, please sit down, I have something to share with you: As of this blog, I am going to focus on a single area of concern--TEENAGERS--for the foreseeable future.

Mothers and Sons: How Close Is Too Close?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is your son in danger of becoming a mama's boy? That's the stereotype so many people associate with sons raised by women alone. And like most stereotypes, it simply doesn't hold up to reality.