Helicopter Parents, Tiger Mothers and Free Range Parenting. What are they and are they good for kids?

What kind of parent are you? Are you a “hands off parent?” Or perhaps you are at the other end of the extreme – dare I say an “overprotective parent”? Or are you somewhere in between?

The press is filled with criticisms of overbearing parents who are ‘spoiling’ their children. The term often bandied around is "helicopter" parenting.  Then there are the ‘tiger mothers’ who are said to push their children to achieve high standards. At the other end of the extreme there are the group called “free range” parents who are advocates for more hands-off parenting.

Listen to the Interview here

In this show, Dr Robyn Mills interviews Dr Rosina from Inspired Children, to put these often used labels under the microscope and explain what they are and how different parenting styles can help or harm a child’s development.

If you’re worried that you might be an overprotective  parent or too hands off or if you just want some positive parenting advice about child development then join us on the show.

The focus of parenting is to help children develop the key life skills they need for life success. You’ll learn about the many practical tools and tips you can use in your home to help your child grow to be happy, healthy and well-balanced. If you’d like to help your child develop good self esteem, healthy lifestyle, resilience, communication skills and a whole lot more then check out my life skills home activity series – where each life skill activity is designed to take only 15 minutes!

15 minutes is a small investment that can have a huge impact on your child’s future. Act now!