Learning and Development

Helicopter Parenting: Why You Shouldn’t Be Restricting Your Child

It’s generally any parent’s goal to see their kids do well in school. Education is valuable, and while our young children don’t see it now, they will appreciate the good grades and knowledge levels they’ve attained once they start working in the real world, which demands a lot of knowledge, skills, and other important talents. …

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Why It’s Okay for Your Kids to Make Mistakes

Don’t Baby Your Baby: Why It’s Okay for Your Kids to Make Mistakes

Let your kid fall off the swing. Let your child ride the roller coaster if they insist they’re old enough, even if you know they’ll cry even before they reach the first loop de loop. Let them scrape their knees in the playground. Warn them about ordering something they didn’t really understand from the restaurant …

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What’s Your Take on Locked-Door Policies

To Lock or to Leave Open: What’s Your Take on Locked-Door Policies?

You’ll meet a lot of parents in PTA meetings: helicopter parents, free-range parents, Republican parents who insist on equipping security guards with guns, Liberal parents who want stricter vaccination policies, soccer moms, parents who don’t get this is voluntary but act like they have better places to be, and parents of all races and backgrounds. …

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