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Anyone else believe that

Anonymous
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"Helicopter" moms and dads or over protective parents are doing just as much harm to their children as parents who parent poorly.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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PoisonEyeV
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Sometimes, yes.


Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

LadyAmaranth
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Yes.

Gotta be a happy balance.

Mom2RSD
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:03 PM
While I think they are in some ways messing up their chilren, no they are not doing as much harm as out right bad parents.
momto2boys973
by Sapphire Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM
For the most part, yes. They are harming their kids, but I don't think they're doing it to the extent the complete opposite is.
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Ehhhhh....

If I was a child and had to choose, I'd choose the overprotective variety.

Happy mediums are hard to come by, realistically.
cali_gurl
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

No. At least helicopter parent care too much, while many parents who parent poorly let their kids think they don't give a shit. But yes helicopter parents limit their children A LOT. I would rather see parents be too protective than not protective enough.

chalisa0
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:06 PM

No.

KTU
by Kim on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:07 PM
No

ETA: it actually depends on how overprotective the parent really is.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:10 PM
I am a social worker so I see both types.. Many poor parents due to because of lack of parenting education. They love their children very much but just do not have proper parenting skills and make major errors in judgement. On the other hand I have a few helicopter parents that have taken things so far that they ended up on my case load.. Unfortunately these kids are getting royally messed up and I'm starting to see a pattern that the former kids are having a better long term outcome then the children with the over protective parent.
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