Free range parents believe in arming their children w/life skills & independence. They believe in letting their children experience the world w/its positives & negatives. They let their children learn from their mistakes. They teach their children to do for themselves & to be contributors. Conversely, helicopter/overprotective parents infantilize their children-doing things for them that they are quite capable of doing themselves. They are overly involved in their children's lives & oftentimes instill fear in their children. These children, as a result, are developmentally backwards as their parents don't allow to be independent & test the waters. These children also don't have any initiative because their parents constantly do things for them. As adults, children of helicopter/overprotective parents are failures whether in jobs, life, or relationships while as adults, children of free range parents are successes in jobs, life, or in relationships. Why is free range parents much better for children than helicopter/overprotective parents?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 years ago
Studies show that children raised by free range parents are allowed to explore their environment more and mature earlier than children raised by overintrusive parents. Do you believe that what American society needs are more free range parents? Why? Why not?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
What are the ways that overprotective/helicopter parents create children who are sociallyinept, always being outside of social circles, considered losers/lowest on the school pecking order & prey of school bullies?
by Peeples 5 years ago
Is it better to be a helicopter parent or have free range children or somewhere in the middle?Curious what other parents think about this as I seem to find my self struggling to find a spot in the middle. Have times really changed so much that we need to helicopter or is the media just available to...
by loveofnight 6 years ago
Is it possible for a parent to stand in their child's way, how ?
by Akshara98 2 years ago
I am 19 years old. I have overprotective parents. I can't go hanging around with my friends. Help meI can say thatmy parents are friendly and they does everything that I need. But they don't try to understand my feelings. They always endup arguing with me whenever I ask permission to hang...
by stephdking 8 years ago
My daughter is 18, son is 7. My daughter accuses me of being overprotective. I try to ease up, but the thought of them drinking out of a water fountain or touching an unsanitized shopping cart drives me crazy. My son was born 7 weeks premature, which is when my germ phobia began. ...
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