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The Hovering Parent

with Ron Deal | November 9, 2020
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Hovering, overbearing parents squash kids.
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  • Hovering parents, sometimes called helicopter parents, stay on top of their kids. "When are you going to get your homework done?" "Did you take out the trash yet?" You may be trying to teach responsibility but you're really telling the kids they aren't capable. That's debilitating and when it comes from a stepparent, it's even worse. It short circuits your developing relationship and makes you feel unsafe to be around. To build up a child coach them from the side, not force them from the top.

Hovering, overbearing parents squash kids.

The Hovering Parent

With Ron Deal
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November 09, 2020
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Ron: Hovering, overbearing parents squash kids.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Hovering parents, sometimes we call them helicopter parents, stay on top of their kids. “When are you going to get your homework done?” “Did you take out the trash yet?” “I’ve told you a hundred times, you have to manage your time better.”

Now, you may be trying to teach responsibility but you’re really telling the kids that they aren’t capable. That’s debilitating and when it comes from a stepparent, it’s even worse. It short circuits your developing relationship and makes you feel unsafe to be around. Hey, if you really want to build up a child, get off their back. Coach them from the side, not force them from the top. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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