Parenting Children - September 24, 2012

Day 41 - Symptoms of Unhealthy Control

I. Micro-managing our children's lives
• helicopter parenting - hovering over our children
• children don't learn how to think for themselves

2. Being over-competitive for our children
• puts undue pressure on children

3. Overscheduling our children's lives
• can be caused by fear that our children will be left out or left behind

4. Overprotecting and rescuing our children
• leads to children not taking responsibility or learning from their mistakes
• allow children to take increasing responsibility for themselves
• pass on information and values to give them a moral framework to live by
• Helping children make good choices

Question:
Complete the attached worksheet.

From Series: "Parenting Children Ages 0-10"

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1. Micro-managing our children’s lives

  • helicopter parenting – hovering over our children
  • children don’t learn how to think for themselves

2. Being over-competitive for our children

  • puts undue pressure on children

3. Overscheduling our children’s lives

  • can be caused by fear that our children will be left out or left behind

4. Overprotecting and rescuing our children

  • leads to children not taking responsibility or learning from their mistakes
  • allow children to take increasing responsibility for themselves
  • pass on information and values to give them a moral framework to live by

Helping children make good choices

Complete the attached worksheet.

 

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