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Helicopter Parents Vs. Lawnmower Parents

Helicopter parents are overly active in their children’s lives. They tend to hover over their kids, being overprotective and paying close attention to everything they do. Lawnmower parents go out of their way to take down any possible obstacles to smooth a path, so their children never endure discomfort or hardships.

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How Does Culture Affect Parenting Style?

Culture affects parenting styles through the emphasis placed on honor, the community’s norms and beliefs, socially accepted methods of discipline, the community’s role in childrearing, the roles of mothers vs. fathers, and the roles of sons vs. daughters; each of these factors may/will vary across cultures.

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Becoming a Father At 40 [WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW]

Becoming a father at the age of 40 can seem daunting, especially with concerns about your health, your ability to keep up with your little one, and the reality of your vast difference in childhood experiences in very different decades. And while these are very valid worries to have, there are also many advantages to being a dad at this age.

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Problems With Gentle Parenting

Gentle parenting doesn’t work in its totality because it demands absolute perfection from the parent, denying their own need to be a functional human being. It can also come at the cost of other children in the family that might be behaving in a quieter and less outwardly emotional manner.

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Free-Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting [PROS & CONS]

Free-range parenting is when parents let their child make most decisions, even if they may result in harm. Helicopter parenting is when parents are overly involved and attempt to control every aspect of their children’s lives. Free-range parenting is preferred because it at least helps to develop children’s creativity and encourages personal development.

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