ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: New Study Targets Helicopter Parents
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There was a new study just published this past week by the American Psychological Association, and in short, the study confirms what many of us have assumed for a long time:
That helicopter parents actually get in the way of their kid’s emotional and social development.
Now, I don’t think this will come as any surprise, but the study strongly suggests that parents who hover too much over their kids is not good for a youngster’s overall psychological development:
Let me quote from the paper:
“Our research showed that children with helicopter parents may be less able to deal with the challenging demands of growing up, especially with navigating the complex school environment,” said Nicole B…

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