Tag Archives: Helicopter Parents

Helicopter Parents Hinder Growth

Parents today understand in theory the dangers of “over-parenting” and even realize that, in principle, some of their children’s growth  comes from making mistakes. Yet they find themselves unable to jump in when they fear that the consequences of a … Continue reading

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THE DEFERENTIAL PARENT

    When did it all begin? When did parents stop parenting? When did it become more important to be your child’s cool friend than to be his guide, his mentor, his beacon through the fog of these formative years?     Beginning with parents born in … Continue reading

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“How Children Succeed”

When our children were toddlers, I developed the ability to know just when one of their precarious steps would lead to a non-injuring fall to the ground.  I trained myself to look away as the child fell, knowing that his … Continue reading

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WHO’S THE CLIENT HERE, ANYWAY?

On a recent afternoon in our office, near Wyomissing, PA, a client and family arrived for an introductory interview and assessment before beginning the application process for boarding school admission. (In our world, the client is always the student, whether … Continue reading

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