Avital Schreiber Levy

TPJ 69: The Helicopter Parenting Epidemic: Are You Overparenting?

TPJ 69: The Helicopter Parenting Epidemic: Are You Overparenting?

Do you feel tired or burned out in your parenting? Do you feel like you’re “on” all the time and never get a break? Do you think your child’s happiness and entertainment falls squarely on your shoulders? In this episode I want to address an issue I see a lot; overparenting.  [03:01] What is overparenting? [07:24] A big indicator of overparenting: Burnout [08:08] Overparenting is not good for the parents [10:45] Don't take on other people's roles [12:34] Overparenting is not good for children. [15:34] Overparenting makes children weak, timid, and fragile.  [16:53] It's not your job to keep your children happy. [20:09] It's not your job to constantly entertain your children.  [24:00] Get comfortable with discomfort.  If you find yourself in the overparenting camp, start sitting back a little more. Let some of those things go, and stop taking on roles you weren’t meant to take on.   If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.  Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.

Duration: 32 min

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