86. Helicopter versus Free Range Moms
The parenting styles of parents in the United
are often criticized. One type of parenting that
criticized is a helicopter parent. This kind of
hover over their children like helicopters, which means
parents are always on top of their children.
being an aware and involved parent is not
bad thing, helicopter parents take it to the
. The actions of helicopter parents actually hurt children,
not teaching them to be responsible for their
. For example, a helicopter parents would call their
college-age child to wake them up to go
class when part of college is learning to
responsible and learning to manage your own time.
parents are also overly worried about their kids
hurt. This means helicopter parents hold back their
's natural curiosity. Part of growing up means your
has to get hurt, physically and emotionally. This
how lessons are learned. Instead, the kids of
parents can grow up to be overly needy,
adults. Some people blame the rise of helicopter
on the rise of cell phones. Mobile phones
it easier for parents to track their kids
The opposite of the helicopter mom
the free-range mom. The free-range mom follows a
parenting style, meaning she lets her kid explore
world at their own pace with little direction.
name free-range comes from the idea that kids
have the freedom to explore their world or
in a way that makes sense to them.
often means that free-range moms will not schedule
like extra classes or play dates for their
. Instead a free-range mom will just let her
play in a park. There is less of
emphasis on things like the latest toys.