6 Parenting Fads That Are Ruining Your Kids | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide

Not a bad list, keeping in mind one of the major goals is to raise self-reliant and strong kids:

  1. Over-documentation on Facebook etc.
  2. Helicopter parenting
  3. Gender neutrality
  4. Attachment parenting
  5. Nurture shock
  6. Homeschooling (I disagree with this one; some of our friends home schooled their kids and their kids are doing well).

6 Parenting Fads That Are Ruining Your Kids | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide.

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One thought on “6 Parenting Fads That Are Ruining Your Kids | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide

  1. First of all i agree to all that explains here. As we always hear, a little bit of everything is the best thing. 1.) over-documentation on Facebook, it’s true that some parents are exploiting their children from day to day basis, it’s annoying and they became an overacting parents. Yes i am aware they have kids but not to the extent that they have to show every single pictures of the child’s movement.2.) Helicopter parenting- lol! sounds creepy to me. i will surely feel bad to the child because he/she is not independent enough to choose decisions in life. I’m sure the child will experience a feeling of suffocation. Gender Neutrality- so much restrictions regarding gender roles and it’s very damaging. 4.) Attachment parenting- I think they are just some parents that are treating their child like pet. Some studies said that it’s probably because they have waited too long for a child, but still it’s wrong because the child will grow up dependent to their parents and not good in decision making. 5.) Nurture shock- it may leads the child to become a spoiled brat, these children think everything they do is right. 6.) Home schooling – probably some parents do not want their children to be bullied. The best way of parenting would be authoritative parenting because it has the characteristic of: Listen to their children, encourage independence, Place limits, consequences and expectations on their children’s behavior, Express warmth and nurturance, Allow children to express opinions, Encourage children to discuss options, Administer fair and consistent discipline. 🙂

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