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Helicopter parents & tiger moms

Discussion in 'Family & Relationships' started by robert99, Jun 29, 2016.

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  1. How Tiger Moms and hovering parents can damage a child’s ability to cope with life’s challenges
    “When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough. As a result, the child may become afraid of making the slightest mistake and will blame himself or herself for not being ‘perfect’. Over time, such behaviour, known as maladaptive perfectionism, may be detrimental to the child’s well-being as it increases the risk of the child developing symptoms of depression, anxiety and even suicide in very serious cases,” explained study author Ryan Hong.
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    Hong’s advice boils down to this: cut down on the helicopter parenting. If you must be a Tiger Mom, encourage rather than pressure children. Let children make mistakes
     
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