Dr. Jennifer Hartstein and Jessica Lahey joined MPR News to talk about snowplow parenting, what it is and how it affects children. They also gave some guidance for overeager parents who just want their children to succeed.
It’s ridiculously hard to watch your child struggle. But being a “fixer” could hurt them more.
It’s no secret that parents want their children to be successful. They’ve raised them and want to make sure they have the best opportunities in life. Different parents take this idea to different extremes, though.
Rules are a natural part of life, and having guidelines helps kids learn how to manage in different situations. While parents know that this kind of structure is important, it’s often challenging to establish and maintain rules at home.
Learn how to teach kids how to handle failure and disappointment, so they can persevere in an unfair world.
It’s important to be understanding – even when you don’t get where you child is coming from. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it [...]
We all lie. Even the most truthful of us have told a fib at one time or another. Ever have a telemarketer call the house and you pretend you aren't you? Or when your mother [...]
11 year-olds are getting bikini waxes. 9 year-olds are weight conscious (and some, by this age, have already dieted). According to a recent survey on Yahoo! Shine, 25% of tweens and teens consider plastic surgery [...]
Grandparents are important in children’s lives, but the relationship between grandparents and the parents can sometimes be difficult. The best grandchild/grandparent relationships are those that are encouraged by the parent, who then steps back and [...]
You may not find it in a medical textbook, but many young girls suffer from Princess Syndrome daily. What is Princess Syndrome, you ask? A girl who suffers from PS lives life as a fairy-tale: [...]