The article from the internet Do ’Helicopter Moms’ Do More Harm Than Good? written in 2005, is about a woman called Robyn Lewis, who is doing the fulltime mother job for her two boys in the age of 21 and 18.
Robyn Lewis tells how she is taking care of her big boys. She talks to them on the phone all the time and when she doesn’t do that, she organizes their lives. She is actually still washing their clothes, checking their grades, proofreading their papers, checking their bank account balances, checking their student e-mails and so on. The sons are okay with it, they know that it is for their sake she does it, but a consulting on parenting relations, says that she is not helping her children and that she needs to let go. Robyn Lewis …show more content…
In the article Do ’Helicopter Moms’ Do More Harm Than Good?, written in 2005, Helen Johnson, consultant on parental relations and author of the book Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money, says that what the over-parenting parents thinks are the best for their child, often is exactly what isn’t good for their child. They are simply serving their life on a silver dish and then the children do not learn about independence and therefore is going to get a tough time later on. She says that the children are incapable, because the parents actually brand them as incapable.
In the article A Mother Steps Back from the Pull of Over-Parenting, written in 2010, Bethany Young Hardy, the writer of the article, were one of those mothers who had a hard time letting go, but she did. She toke her son to a Baby Yoga class and then a tumbling class, which was chaotic, and then she decided to take him to another kind of class. When that didn’t work out either, she tried another class. When she couldn’t control him at a class, she tried another one. She pulled him through 6 different classes and at last she finally stopped. When she was a child, she learned not to quit, but now her son taught her that it is okay to quit. She learned to let go of her own childhood hang-ups, and now wants her son to try on his own and learn how to venture and …show more content…
Too many parents are trying to be über-parents, but have become over-parenting fussing parents. The fact is that they just want to take care of their babies, make sure that they are doing okay and to be a part of their lives as they get older, so they do what they think is best for their child, but for many children that is just not the case.
In worst case, the consequences for their children are that they don’t learn to take care of themselves; they don’t learn to handle a tough work situation as well as social life situation.
The children’s lives are being ruined by parents who are trying to “protect” their children from every little obstacle or conflict they may meet. It’s not necessary to protect the children against the world. If they are not allowed to go outside and experience the world, they will never learn to handle tough situations or all in all be on their