SAPS103 Are you guilty of being a ‘Lawnmower Parent?
Posted by: Kevin Mulryne
Christmas Holiday Special! In this episode
I’m on BBC Radio talking about Lawnmower Parents!
We have a couple of ‘Don’t Stew, Ask Sue’ questions from my postbag –
The Dangers of Creating Cotton Wool Kids and Your Child and Social Media Obsession
I am in conversation with Louise Mercieca, author of ‘How Food Shapes Your Child’ – to listen to the full interview, please click on the link below:
Connect with Louise
Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A
This obsession is not for kids 😢
Here is an article that you might find interesting:
Here are some tips for you:
- Discuss real friendship v superficial online
- Chat about what real friends are, do, & behave eg they talk, listen and are there in real life to ‘do’ things with & like you no matter who you are & through thick & thin
- Talk about that people only put up positive ideal lives so your daughter starts thinking 🤔about that !
- Build her self esteem so she’s strong on the inside not just externally getting attention or reinforcement about who she is on the outside
Anxious parents are raising a generation of ‘cotton-wool kids’ who are denied the independence, experience and education that comes from exploring the outdoor world.
Here my questions for you to ‘Pause To Ponder’
- What amount of time do your kids usually play outside?
- Do you feel it’s enough?
- How could you make a small change that would make a big difference, over time, if you found new ways to get your children out in the fresh air playing?
- How do you feel about safety, freedom and allowing your children to play unsupervised?
- How do you get a balance between keeping them safe and allowing them freedom to explore?
- What are your concerns?
- Are they rational?
Here is an article you might find useful
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