Sometimes, we feel like the official parenting motto should be “I just can’t win.” Honestly, you let your children take the reins when it comes to deciding what they want to do, and you’re a ‘slacker.’ You try to plan their activities and get involved at their school and suddenly you’re labeled ‘helicopter parent.’ Now, experts are warning that if you manage to offer up an idyllic upbringing for your kids, that’s actually a bad thing, too! So what is the best thing for a parent to do?
Author and therapist Lori Gottlieb recently stirred up a little parenting controversy when she penned a story in which she makes the case that providing your kid with too perfect of a childhood could be harmful to them as they hit adulthood. She says that “if you want your kids to be resilient and function in day-to-day life, they need to experience some challenge, some struggles and hardships.”
What do you think of what she is saying here?
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martina McBride[/lastfm]’s latest single about “Teenage Daughters” hits the nail on the head! Enjoy the times when the kids ‘think you’re cool’ because they don’t last long!