helicopter parent

“When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough. As a result, the child may become afraid of making the slightest mistake and will blame himself or herself for not being ‘perfect’. Over time, such behaviour, known as maladaptive perfectionism, may be detrimental to the child’s well-being as it increases the risk of the child developing symptoms of depression, anxiety and even suicide in very serious cases,” said Assistant Professor Ryan Hong, who led the study which was conducted by a team of researchers from the Department of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story where the conflict stems from a helicopter parent.

Journaling Prompt: How did your parents handle your upbringing? Did they pay enough attention? Too little? Too much? How did this affect you?

Art Prompt: Helicopter parent

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the dangers of helicopter parenting.

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