Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Don’t be a Helicopter Parent!

Foster W. Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay coined and defined the term “helicopter parent” very precisely in a section on “ineffective parenting styles” in their 1990 book¬†Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility. It has since become a common term in the 2000’s as parents attempt to sweep any and all obstacles out of […]

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Only Child Overindulgence

We’ve all heard the stereotype…”only children are spoiled.” ¬†Here’s a question for you – are they spoiled because a. they don’t have anyone at home to play with, b. it’s in their genes, or c. when mom and dad feel guilty about not providing a ready-playmate they give them everything they want and more? I […]

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