5 Must-Know Mantras for Parents

While becoming a parent has been filled with sheer joy and an overwhelming sense of adoration for another human being, it is certainly not a ‘walk in the park’.  Tonight, we thought our readers might enjoy a change of pace in our blogging from the usual speech language pathology tips.  So here are our top 5 quotes that you are welcome to use as your daily mantras:
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HELP! I think I’m a helicopter parent!

A little birdie once used the term ‘helicopter mum’ to describe a parenting style and the term stuck with me.  It was a term that picked away at my deepest insecurities; this was not how I wanted to be nor be described by others. 

Helicopter parent (n):  A primary caregiver who hovers (both literally and figuratively) over their offspring to the detriment of the child’s learning and independence.

  The term ‘helicopter parent’ has strong negative connotations with many associated terms springing to mind:  anxiousness, kids wrapped in cotton wool, control freaks, learnt helplessness, worry warts, and the list goes on.  It seems that the general consensus is that ‘helicopter parenting’ is not the way we should parent but the jury is out on the right way.

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