Ground Control Parenting – Carol Sutton Lewis

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Better to be a Helicopter Parent or Let Your Kids Fail and Learn From Their Mistakes?

Today’s New York Times “Room for Debate” discussion takes on the topic of “The Hovering Parent”, and asks a number of columnists whether helicopter parenting has started to “crash and burn”. Have parents gotten so involved with managing their children’s lives that they are stunting their development into young adults who can think for themselves and learn from their mistakes?

GCP continues to seek and share ways for parents to be ground control technicians (not hovering helicopters), making sure all systems are go so that our boys can soar. Easier said than done, but an important goal. Check out the variety of responses to this issue found here. What do you think?

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