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Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It!
Katrina Thomas

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It!

This article was contributed by WeAreTeachers

We’ve all heard of helicopter parents. But you may not have heard of the latest term for a troubling trend recently identified in parenting: lawnmower parents.

Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having to face adversity, struggle, or failure.

Instead of preparing children for challenges, they mow obstacles down so kids won’t experience them in the first place.

If we want our children to be successful, healthy adults, we must teach them how to process through their own challenges, respond to adversity, and advocate for themselves.

Check out our video on lawnmower parenting here 

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