Parenting Children

How does involvement affect them

Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parenting is most commonly found with first-born children. After their first kid, parents usually realize the negative effects of helicopter parenting, or realize they don't have enough time for both kids under such an extreme form of parenting.

When a child is submitted to helicopter parenting, they feel restricted and soon develop unhappiness with their lack of freedom.


Parents are forced to adapt to the changes in technology in order to interact with their kids. However the sudden changes cause parenting to become increasingly harder, forcing parents to become more protective so they don't need to adapt so much.

However, with how in-depth technology has gotten, when will it reach a point where helicopter parents can intrude and cause even more damage in their relationship with their children?

Through the Ages

Parents of the previous generation would make sure that punishments were enforced. Although they still showed their children love and compassion, they would make sure that both punishments and rewards were dealt out when deserved.

The current generation of parents try too hard to be "friends" with their kids. They prefer forgiveness over punishment and try to win the approval of their kids.

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