Episode 04

Helicopter Parenting

In this podcast, Todd and Julie Fisher discuss the phenomenon of helicopter, snowplow and over-functioning parenting. A recent study of more than 300 college students found that children of parents who hover had poorer scores for psychological well-being and were more likely than their peers to use prescription medication for anxiety and depression. Todd and Julie examine the motivations behind why parents insert themselves into their children’s lives in unhealthy ways, which even though are meant to be well-meaning, end up depriving kids of crucial opportunities to develop the coping mechanisms learned from facing adversity and accepting responsibility for your actions.

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