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Helicopter Parenting – Take 2

Helicopter parenting makes the news again. In case you’ve forgotten about the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, here’s a quick refresher.  Basically it is the over involvement of parents in their kids’ lives. Helicopter parents make important decisions for their children when the kids are completely able to make them. These parents intervene in conflicts and try to solve any and all problems their kids encounter. As a result of the … Continue reading

Deal Me In

When was the last time you played Crazy Eights with your kids? Taking the time to do just that can create a fun learning environment. And it’s not just Crazy Eights that can provide an opportunity to teach a few valuable skills. Hearts, War, Go Fish and Old Maid are examples of other card games that are fun and deceptively educational. J The list of skills that can be acquired … Continue reading

Raising a Narcissist

A recent study done at The Ohio State University led researchers to suggest that when parents give their children “inflated praise” they might actually be encouraging narcissism. Let’s take a look at the definition of narcissism and an explanation of “inflated praise.” The dictionary defines a narcissist as a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish; someone with excessive preoccupation with or admiration of his or herself … Continue reading

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