Answer by musicpisces at 8:49 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:49 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by missanc at 8:53 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by Luuckymommy at 9:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Yes! You only get to be a Mom of little ones for just a short time, then they are older, more independent or on their own, you hope they are careful and safe & make the right choices for their whole lives. That's nature. This "Helicopter Mom" notion is a new trend. I wonder if it is just to justify many Mother's today being too into themselves. Look at all the Mom's Texting on the playground when they should be watching their little ones.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:53 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by gardenchic at 11:04 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:25 AM on Feb. 24, 2011
No. I work at hard at not being a helicopter parent. It doesn't mean I don't spend time with my child. Good God I love my child and we have such fun together. It is common sense to make sure you give your child age appropriate opportunities and my rule of thumb is to never do things for my son he can do himself. I do not want to diminish his power and confidence. I am well aware when a kid takes his toy in the sandbox. I just don't feel the need to hover and swoop in to save the day. I want to see how my four year old handles this. Would I swoop in for a one year old who had a kid sit on him in the sandbox? Sure, if the kids was older. It is not about not being with your child or not providing an appropriately safe environment. It is trusting in your child's ability to resolve and learn to resolve many situations. For that child to learn to navigate the world. You're right, they grow up so fast.
Answer by frogdawg at 12:53 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
So when they reach that stage of total independence, I hope that I have loved my child enough to provide him with the opportunities to learn how to navigate this world successfully without me having to hover over him through college, his relationships, his children, ect...He will be confident and competent.
Answer by frogdawg at 12:54 PM on Feb. 24, 2011