Trust Children When Engaging in Risky Play

Helicopter parents. We all have seen them at the playground, hovering around their child's rear end as they climb a ladder. Or constantly reminding their child to be careful at various platforms throughout the jungle-gym. I've been there. The last thing I want to experience is my son or daughter getting hurt, and it's only … Continue reading Trust Children When Engaging in Risky Play

Oh No! I’m Afraid That I May Be a Helicopter Dad

A recent article in the New York Time's about Playborhoods has me thinking about many roles I play as a dad, and one that I am concerned about is being a "helicopter parent" a term used for the parent that can't let go of providing guidance to their child. The root cause of such helicoptering … Continue reading Oh No! I’m Afraid That I May Be a Helicopter Dad