grounding helicopter parents

Another great post from Anne Josephson:

1. Who is upset in this situation: me or my child?

2. Is my child in serious physical, emotional or psychological danger?

3. Can my child handle this herself?

4. Is there a difference in power between my child and the person/people causing her problem?

5. Do I need to intervene immediately or can it wait?

Patience. Patience.

It’s a learned skill.

6. Do I need to intervene immediately or can it wait?

7. Am I parenting from a place of fear?

Gym Jag – GROUNDING YOUR HELICOPTER PARENT: 7 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE TEMPTED TO INTERVENE

optimal parent

related – GET PSYCHED! – It’s Only Gymnastics:

Last week I heard a story about a family who got kicked out of a gymnastics competition because the father caused a huge emotional scene during his daughter’s competition. …

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