Intensive Parenting Is Just A Shiny Version Of Helicopter Parenting
Just for the hell of it, I went to Amazon and searched for “parenting books.” I was given over 50,000 results. I wasn't looking for advice, just confirmation that there are literally thousands of ways to raise our kids. Expert advice, our own experiences, and parents who have been through this before us influence the expectations we place on ourselves, our kids, the interactions we have with them, and the opportunities we want to give them. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we should do, that we don't see the impact of what we are actually doing.
And it seems that what a growing number of parents, mothers specifically, are doing is exhausting themselves and their budgets with what is called “intensive parenting.”
Intensive parenting is really just a shinier version of helicopter parenting ; it is the constant push to be involved in our kids' activities and enroll them into all the sports, all the lessons, and all the opportunities money can buy at the earliest age possible. The idea is that with early...
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