We all want to be good parents and want our children to turn up well in life.. emotionally, physiologically, well manned and successful in life.
This parenting journey starts from an early stage and these days Micro Managing children is very common.
As the importance of childhood has become clearer, parents have gotten more and more kid-conscious. They mean well, but their intense concern about things like safety and intellectual enrichment has led to a brand of over-parenting known as “helicopter parenting.”
We’ve all done it at some time or another — hovering a little too close, micro-managing your child’s every move, and trying to correct them before they fall or fail, hoping we’ll save them from some sort of disappointment. But this may not be such a smart thing to do, research is showing.
Letting your kids work things out themselves builds the capacity to do so in the long run.
Helicopter parenting isn’t very good for kids in the long run — they need a little failure, so they can learn from it. Even if we’re great, warm parents in other ways, when children feel they are constantly monitored, it can have a crippling effect.
Brigham Young University researchers set out to do a follow-up study to one which found that kids who are “helicoptered” aren’t as engaged in school. This time, they looked at the children’s feelings of self-worth and risk-taking behaviors.
They found that parenting that lacked warmth had a negative effect on self-worth and increased risk behaviors, which isn’t surprising. But even those parents who were warm but still helicopter-parented had kids with lower self-worth and who were more likely to engage in risk behaviors. In other words, warmth helped, but it didn’t totally counter the effects of helicopter parenting.
Even though times have changed, parents need to apply some parenting methods used for them and balancing it effectively